From time to time, Chicagoans find themselves standing in a condo that perfectly matches every vision they'd crafted of "the perfect place." For those with an artistic sense, or who simply enjoy open and airy structures with a uniquely rugged air of sophistication, Park 1500 Lofts may just be that place. These down-to-earth timber lofts make their home in a brick midrise and leave little to be desired with regard to luxury, affordability and accessibility.
Located in the West Loop, across the street from Skinner Park and very near the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Park 1500 Lofts building originally served as a printing press, until it was converted to residencies in 2002. The goal was to mimic the classic loft style, which is still in high demand, while remaining cost-effective for those hoping to live in a downtown Chicago loft.
Every loft features amazing 15-foot ceilings with oversized windows that grant stunning views of the park and city skyline. And in true loft style, each unit features exposed brick and timber, hardwood floors, patio balconies and eat-in kitchens that encourage you to enjoy the lush comfort of the space surrounding you. Floor plans include one, two and three bedroom layouts, with living areas ranging from 700 to 1,600 square feet.
Park 1500 Lofts also offers a 24-hour doorman and onsite storage room. Plus, for those evenings when you just can't enough of the city views, you'll find communal rooftop access that lets you see in every direction.
Though located in the West Loop, Park 1500 Lofts are only a 15 minute walk to downtown, giving most residents easy access to their workplaces. Even the famed 900 North Michigan Shops, which are about 2.5 miles away, are walkable. Grocery shopping is also near at hand, with Dominick's, the Green Grocer and even specialty grocers like J.P. Graziano Grocery and Conte Di Savoia less than a mile away.
Then there's dining. In the immediate vicinity (a quarter mile or less) are at least three establishments that boast a ZAGAT rating of 25 higher, including Palace Grill Restaurant (American), Bombon Cafe (Mexican) and Viaggio Ristorante & Lounge (Italian). Within the same distance, you'll also find Subway, Pepperino Pizza and the legendary Billy Goat Tavern.