Looking for that Loading Dock? A 1-Bedroom Loft at 2250 W Ohio in West Town

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This 1-bedroom authentic loft in the Bodine Building Lofts at 2250 W. Ohio in West Town just came on the market.

It looks like it hasn’t been available in over 20 years.

It has 14 foot timber ceilings and exposed brick.

The kitchen is open to the living room and has wood cabinets, black appliances and a breakfast bar.

The loft has the features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and heated, deeded parking which is included.

But the most interesting feature is the “bonus room.”

In all my years of looking at listings in the city of Chicago and running this blog, I have never come across a loft or condo that had a “bonus room with private loading dock with alley access and water spigot.”

What???

Who’s the target buyer of this unique property?

Erin Murphy-Retzloff at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #106: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 square feet

  • Sold in November 1994 for $133,000 (included the parking)
  • Currently listed for $249,500 (includes the parking)
  • Assessments of $239 a month (includes water, parking, exterior maintenance, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $3671
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom: 13×13
  • Bonus room with loading dock: 13×8

15 Responses to “Looking for that Loading Dock? A 1-Bedroom Loft at 2250 W Ohio in West Town”

  1. That’s pretty cool, but it’s nothing compared to the two flat in Lincoln Square with a ten car garage!

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  2. perfect for someone who runs an at home internet business or something

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  3. It’s an interesting place and the price is very reasonable.

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  4. Commentary is always amusing :) How is this unit any better than yesterday’s unit that is so “depressing”?

    Yesterday’s comment: “Those bathroom finishes would have looked dated in ’06, tho.” Oh but this unit’s bathroom is AMAZING and freshly updated! Where are those tiles from Ann Sacks? Looks like Snaidero cabinets too amiright?

    Yesterday’s comment: “This place makes me feel sad.” But this old loading dock with diarrhea stains on the bricks in the bedroom and glass blocks from the 80s cheers you right up? LOL. Or maybe it’s the fact that you can hear your neighbors through that lovely timber that may make you happier.

    Just think about the logic on this site. Oh I’m going to pay 250k for a 1/1 no amenity timber loft and have a good 20-30min commute to the Loop every day or I can pay 300k for a 2/2 full amenity building and have no commute. I guess the comment “perfect for someone that runs a home internet business” is accurate at least, but personally I think this unit is perfect for a drug grower, little loading dock in the alley, call up your NEIGHBORS in Garfield and Humboldt park and unload your product all in the comfort of your own home. They’ll feel at home too, with how run down this place looks. :)

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  5. LOL

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  6. “perfect for someone who runs an at home internet business or something”

    Or an at home crematorium

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  7. The one from yesterday was more than $100k more than this place and the assessments were almost $400 more a month.

    This one appears to have solid wood floors, while the other one appeared to have vinyl floors.

    The decor in the one from yesterday was sad. It made me feel like the owner was depressed. I imagine the type of person who will buy this place will be a happy bum type person…perpetual student, maybe in a band, probably vegan…basically happy though. The other one looked like the owner was trying to appear happy, but was failing at trying to appear happy.

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  8. This is a real neighborhood. People will pay a premium to not live in the Loop, which most would find depressing for living. The Loop is a business district and filled with chains, windswept, empty streets (off hours) and is very transient. The fact that prices are higher outside the Loop indicates that many people value neighborhoods above walk-to-work locations.

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  9. “this unit’s bathroom is AMAZING”

    “It looks like it hasn’t been available in over 20 years.”

    Yeah, this bathroom was kinda crappy when it last sold in ’94. Tho is looks like a newer toilet and cabinet (and newer kitchen cabinets, too), not that it changes the poor aesthetic of those tiles.

    Happier?

    94 price, plus CPI = $213.5. add the 50 bips that is ‘historical’ Chicago appreciation, and you get to $236.5, so the ask seems ‘reasonable’ compared to the purchase price (yeahyeah, doesnt matter, whatever).

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  10. @EastBelmont

    uh except the walkable areas around the loop are way more expensive than pretty much any other neighborhood on a $/sqft basis

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  11. I also wouldn’t be surprised if you can hear those bucket “drummers” from the downtown building on Monroe/State. I’m all about a short commute to work, but I would rather live at the place featured in this post than downtown one from yesterday.

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  12. No they aren’t sonies. The residential real estate within the Loop, apples to apples, is significantly cheaper than in Chicago’s prime residential neighborhoods.

    Gold Coast, River North, East Lincoln Park, etc. are definitely much more expensive than the Loop. Not too many people with money and a family are jonesing to live on State and Monroe.

    And it’s anecdotal, but the worst apartment I had in Chicago was 235 Van Buren. That building, despite being newish, is nothing but a dorm, and the neighborhood’s amenities were heavily weighted towards bail bonds and fast food. It was a windswept ghost town off-hours.

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  13. By walkable areas I meant Old Town, Gold Coast, RN, Wloop, near south loop even… yes living in the loop sucks unless you’re on Michigan avenue and even then I wouldn’t want to live there no way.

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  14. “The Loop is a business district and filled with chains, windswept, empty streets (off hours) and is very transient.”

    I live in the loop, have since 2007. And while yes, it is a business district. The “windswept empty streets and is very transient” hasn’t been true since 2010 or so.

    God every time I walk the dog on the weekend we can barely fit on the sidewalk. Everywhere we go we are stopped so people can pet the dog. Its far from “empty”.

    Everything East of State St. for the most part no longer fits this description. Millennium Park kicked off a very drastic change that will continue due to Maggie Daley Park and the redesigned Northerly Island.

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  15. Sold for $246k.

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