2012 West Saint Paul #505, Chicago, IL 60647
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Create your own truly unique space in this voluminous 1,806-sf duplex-up loft in the converted Ludwig drum factory situated at Damen and St. Paul in the heart of hot Bucktown! The smart and flexible space can live as a one-bedroom with endless living and entertaining space or a 2-bedroom plus large home office. 1,092-sf of private outdoor space between two private terraces! One with South, East and West exposures. The other with North, East and West exposures. Heated garage parking included! Fully livable in its current condition with some unfinished space. Simply add your own finishes to the second bathroom and replace some drywall. All systems in place and functioning. So much to work with here! Dramatic two-story living room and kitchen offers site lines to the entire level. The classic white shaker and black granite kitchen is ideal for entertaining. A 'secret' walk-in pantry behind the cooking wall offers endless storage! Perfect as-is, the kitchen could also be easily expanded across the space under the windows on the opposite wall. Or add several feet to the island! The soaring south wall of the living room boasts two-story stacked windows, a gas fireplace, and two sliding doors leading to one of the private terraces with unparalleled views of the skyline and The Robey. Imagine adding 'thin brick' to the south wall for added warmth and texture-while further accentuating the volume of the space. So many possibilities! On the other side of the kitchen sits an intimate dining space easily accommodating an 8-10 seat round or rectangular table. Direct access to the other terrace is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails. The eastern-most portion of the living room beyond the stairs is built-out with floor to ceiling cabinetry and shelving. Add French doors to create the perfect separate work-from-home space. Upstairs is situated the owner's en suite with palatial bathroom. Perfect as-is-it measures approximately 14' X 12' and boasts a large skylight. Across the way is a huge loft open to below. Dress it as additional flex space. Or easily transform to an additional bedroom. The entire second level offers dramatic sight lines out the upper windows of the main level! All that Bucktown has to offer is just outside the door! Excellent public transportation options and easy access to The Kennedy Expressway.