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Loft apartment in Streeterville with hardwood floors, an open kitchen, and timber ceilings. The kitchen has an island, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops.

Thanks to its rich history, the Lofts at River East is surely one of Chicago’s most unique downtown apartment buildings. The recently renovated structure originally housed the Pugh Terminal Warehouse, a wholesale product exposition center built between 1905 and 1920. The building was converted to retail space in the 1990s. The space’s recent transformation into apartments has created a luxury building infused with the character of a loft. Here are a few features that make the Lofts at River East distinctive from other apartment buildings in downtown Chicago.

  • South-facing units
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Jeff Jack, the Loop’s newest apartment building, is appropriately named for its location at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson. We stopped by for a tour and discovered that this building is as unique as it is luxurious.

Designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, the building combines two different design aesthetics that reflect two distinct styles of Chicago architecture. The east-facing facade on Jefferson Street pays homage to the industrial loft buildings that once dominated the neighborhood, while the north-facing facade on Jackson Street reveals a steel and glass structure with...

There are many apartment buildings in Streeterville, but Streeter Place is one the few that sits among a cluster of unique local dining options. These restaurants offer a casual, local vibe more commonly associated with the neighborhoods that lie outside of Chicago’s downtown area and contrast with the mélange of high-end eateries and the plethora of fast food joints and sandwich shops.

Streeter Place’s ground floor is home to Yolk, one of Chicago’s best brunch spots, as well as Flour and Stone, serving “Chicago’s Brooklyn style pizza.” Flour and Stone also happens to be the only...

Our periodic check-up on the status of new construction or adaptive reuse in the South Loop finds four projects completed over the past year and now leasing, six projects in the works or showing signs of imminent groundbreaking, and two parcels of vacant land just itching to be brought to life. The South Loop, our readers may recall, was one of the fastest growing neighborhoods during the construction frenzy of the last decade and one of the hardest hit when the condominium bubble burst. Projects now leasing include Vesta Lofts,...

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