Get Creative at These Cool Chicago Apartments

by Caroline Hetzel Holland

Cookie-cutter spaces just aren't your thing. You want to live in a place where you can unleash your creativity, where you can let your imagination run wild. Well, do we have some perfect apartments for you! These Chicago apartments for rent aren't your usual spaces. From spacious lofts to truly unexpected homes, get ready to get excited about your next place. So who's ready for a house-warming party?

Chicago Apartments for Artists and the Creative at Heart

Interior of a unique vintage apartment with stained glass windows in Humboldt Park Chicago

Humboldt Park | 1234 N Kedzie Ave | 2 beds/2 baths for $2,490/mo

A word to describe this Humboldt Park apartment? Unexpected. It's a two-level, vintage apartment that's been completely transformed into one of the most unique spaces we've seen. The apartment features a front-row view of Humboldt Park, beautiful stained glass, a massive bathroom with a free-standing bathtub, and a huge stone patio. 

Apartment for rent in Old Town, Chicago, at Gaslight Court with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows

Old Town | 1411 N Wells St | 1 bed/1 bath for $2,400/mo

Stop what you're doing, and check out this Old Town apartment for rent at the much envied Gaslight Court. In addition to an unbeatable location, it's got in-unit laundry, central air-conditioning, and an amazing patio. It surely won't last long!

Vintage apartment in Chicago with mid-century modern cone fireplace

Lakeview | 1211 W Melrose St | 1 bed/1 bath for $2,200/mo

Vintage apartments are quite common in Chicago, and that's one of the many reasons we love living in the city. But a vintage apartment with a mid-century modern cone fireplace? That's a rare find.  

Cool Lofts for Rent in Chicago Right Now

Huge timber loft for rent in River North Chicago

River North | 225 W Huron St | 1 bed/1 bath for $2,500/mo

Located in a River North condo building, this loft includes updated hardwood flooring, a skyline rooftop deck, and in-unit laundry. Step outside Huron Street Lofts, and everything you love is steps from your door — Avli River North, Cyclebar, Edie's All Day Cafe, and more!

Loft for rent in Evanston, Illinois, with stairs to a second level

Evanston | 2100 Greenwood St | 1 bed/2 baths for $2,649/mo

Let's mix it up and head north for a brand new loft near the heart of Evanston. Directly to the north of Chicago, this charming suburb offers a wonderful variety of boutiques, entertainment, and restaurants. Take advantage of a little extra space a suburb can provide at this unique 1,500-square-foot apartment for rent in Evanston.

Bucktown studio for rent with exposed brick and high ceilings

Bucktown | 2057 W Dickens Ave | Studio/1 bath for $1,895/mo

Yeah, it's a studio, but it feels bigger than many one-bedrooms. This gorgeous apartment for rent in Bucktown, Chicago, features tons of windows and natural light, central air, in-unit laundry, and a modern kitchen. Don't miss out on your chance to live in an awesome apartment in an even better neighborhood!

Not-Your-Average Houses for Rent in Chicago

Classically decorated interior and staircase of a luxury vintage house for rent in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Lincoln Park | 1047 W Webster Ave | 4 beds/3 baths for $7,000/mo

Love the featured image at the top of this blog post? That beautiful brick exterior belongs to this single family home for rent in Lincoln Park. The gorgeous vintage house is just as beautiful inside, and it boasts an amazing rooftop deck with unbeatable views of Chicago.

'sModern single family home for rent in Bucktown, Chicago, with a fireplace and stylish interior decorating

Bucktown | 2040 W Shakespeare St | 2 beds + den/2 baths for $3,950/mo

Step up your style at this chic single family home for rent in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. The two-bedroom house in Bucktown features an open floor plan on the first and second floors, plus a full basement and storage. Take advantage of the great deck and backyard for summer BBQs!

Townhome for rent in Chicago's River West with two levels and industrial details

River West | 1010 W Fry St | 3 beds + den/2.5 baths for $4,000/mo

If you like industrial details, but you want a bigger space than a loft condo, check out this modern townhome for rent in River West. The 2,100-square-foot townhouse features extra-large bedrooms and plenty of chic living spaces.