How Much to Live in a Chicago Loft?

by Mark Wellborn

In our weekly departure from DC-related real estate fare, we bring back the popular price-guessing game for homes in other metropolitan areas that we introduced a few weeks ago. In this installment, we ask you to give us the price of an enormous two-bedroom loft in Chicago’s popular West Loop.


The two-bedroom, two-bath loft measures out at approximately 3,500 square feet, and with 35-foot ceilings and a 40-foot deep living room, throwing the football around when it is too cold to go outside is by no means out of the question. The photos speak for themselves, but the loft gets flooded with natural light from the windows that line the southern facing wall. The kitchen has a bar with three stools, Viking appliances and a large wine chiller. To really make you feel like you are living the bohemian artist work-at-home lifestyle, the property has a private entrance through a loading dock.

If you have a guess, just post it in the comments section below. When the answer is revealed next week, you will probably not only be surprised, but also on the next plane to Chicago.

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  1. Aaron Weiss said at 11:48 am on Friday September 11, 2009:


  1. LookingtoBuy said at 11:50 am on Friday September 11, 2009:

    WOOOOOW. I say $1.3M. That could be a little high, though.

  1. Lauren said at 11:56 am on Friday September 11, 2009:

    I sucked at this game last time, but I’ll try again… $790,000

  1. jake said at 12:25 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:


  1. sean said at 12:33 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    ow..i like DC, so please tell me its really crazy expensive….
    ; )

  1. maria said at 12:59 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    $1.1 million. If it is under $1 million, I may be on that plane.

  1. B said at 1:05 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    $450-500K (depends on neighborhood though).  And yes, that’s thoroughly depressing

  1. jag said at 1:33 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    $1.25 mil to own; $1.7 mil to heat over the life of the loan.

  1. richard said at 1:43 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    $1 mil

  1. Lauren said at 1:48 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    Jag makes a really good point, considering this is Chicago… brrr

  1. andy said at 2:01 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    Well - west loop is a bit vague. I’ll guess its something around $989,999.

  1. Spencer said at 2:10 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    I’m going to guess $679,000

  1. A said at 2:32 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    825,000, though as mentioned above, depends crucially on where in the city it is..

  1. Kurtis said at 2:44 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:


  1. Janine said at 4:13 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:


  1. Liz said at 4:28 pm on Friday September 11, 2009:

    $999,000.00.  I will not be moving to Chicago.

  1. Paul said at 4:01 am on Sunday September 13, 2009:

    999,000 but I am sure they’d take less

  1. jajacksondc said at 10:31 am on Monday September 14, 2009:

    499k. it’s chicago’s west loop, which is a little out of the loop.

  1. Bryan said at 10:37 am on Monday September 14, 2009:

    $445k to $500k absolute tops. You guys haven’t seen how dirt cheap Chicago real estate is lately. You can buy whole blocks worth of properties for a song, and it’s only going to get worse when (if) they don’t get the Olympic bid.

  1. Paul said at 12:01 pm on Monday September 14, 2009:

    Bryan, try doubling your offer.  You are way low.

  1. emrald said at 2:50 pm on Monday September 14, 2009:

    $1 mil for this place is a bit expensive.  It definitely won’t have me on the next plane to Chicago.

  1. Tom A. said at 3:24 pm on Monday September 14, 2009:

    519k.  Low, based on your hint.

  1. John Stubbs said at 7:28 pm on Monday September 14, 2009:


  1. Adam Thaddeus said at 10:03 pm on Sunday May 2, 2010:

    $1 Bob

  1. jochi said at 10:16 pm on Wednesday October 30, 2013:


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