A Loft Lover’s Dream For Under $400K in Logan Square? 2650 W. Belden

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This 2-bedroom loft in the Brauhaus Lofts at 2650 W. Belden in Logan Square came on the market in mid-August 2017.

The building was constructed in 1920 and has 48 units.

At 1700 square feet, it has the features that loft lovers dream about including 15 foot ceilings with timber beams and exposed brick along with 2 rows of 10 foot industrial windows.

When you see a loft in a movie, this is the type of loft the characters usually live in.

The kitchen has new high end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops an eat-in island and white cabinets.

The listing says there’s a new vanity in the bath with Grohe and Kohler fixtures.

One of the 2 bedrooms is enclosed.

The loft has a wood burning fireplace.

It also has the other features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and there’s a parking spot (unclear if it’s indoor or outdoor.)

Originally listed for $399,900, it has been reduced $10,000.

Is this a deal for the square footage in one of Chicago’s hottest restaurant neighborhoods?

Douglas Misko at Find It Re has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #208: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1700 square feet

  • Sold in October 1995 for $75,000
  • Sold in February 1996 for $123,000
  • Sold in May 2000 for $193,000
  • Sold in March 2016 for $145,000 (seemed to be county owned or something?)
  • Originally listed in August 2017 for $399,900
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $389,900 (includes parking)
  • Assessments of $300 a month (includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $4161
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 13×13
  • Bedroom #2: 14×10
  • Laundry room: 5×5
  • Foyer: 10×16

 

16 Responses to “A Loft Lover’s Dream For Under $400K in Logan Square? 2650 W. Belden”

  1. LUVS FIRSTIES LOLZZZ!!!!!
    GO CUBBIES!!!!!!

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  2. So far west with only one bathroom…

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  3. I’ve been very interested in this building. I almost considered touring unit 210, which reminded me a lot of my artist-loft living phase of my twenties (went contingent before I could see it). This particular unit is one of the more lackluster ones I’ve seen come up for sale or rent in this building. I’d sacrifice 200 sq/ft to have a second full bathroom. I could care less about how far west it is though, I just like that it’s a short walk to the blue line. Milwaukee ave seems like it will continue to be the vein of northern gentrification.

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  4. “So far west”

    from where? the lake? not everyone cares about being walking distance to the lake. this is a 5 minute walk to so many decent places. people that are going to live here want to be close to the nightlife that is hot right now in LS.

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  5. “2” bedrooms…. yeah not sure that area with the red carpet is really a bedroom, or that other lofted area, or even the friggin room with the glass and wood doors

    This place’s layout is totally stupid and probably why they have had to reduce the price

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  6. I don’t mind it. Lofts (IMO at least) are supposed to be funky in one way or another, and this could really suit someone who can give it back its personality. The “distance from lake” troll is tired. People don’t choose Logan because they can’t afford Lincoln Park West. Yes I know it’s hard to believe. Bel Air isn’t on the ocean either, poor souls. But, my pet peeve…. Upgraded fans? I’d pay them to take them away.

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  7. This has the feel of a timber loft but probably doesn’t have the typical noise issues because of the drywall ceiling. And agree that just because a building isn’t walking distance to the lake doesn’t make it “too far west.” Neighborhoods evolve and that’s part of what makes city living interesting.

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  8. “And agree that just because a building isn’t walking distance to the lake doesn’t make it “too far west.” Neighborhoods evolve and that’s part of what makes city living interesting.”

    There are many neighborhoods in Chicago I wouldn’t consider living in. That doesn’t mean they’re not interesting to chatter about. If we only discussed lake front residences in Lincoln Park this site would get boring fast.

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  9. “from where? the lake? not everyone cares about being walking distance to the lake. this is a 5 minute walk to so many decent places. people that are going to live here want to be close to the nightlife that is hot right now in LS.”

    It’s just such a long drive to the loop. Although, at least it has easy expressway access. For the most part, I actually like Logan Square. This place just seem pricey given the neighborhood and that there’s only one bathroom.

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  10. No way in hell would I live over there, this area is sketchy and third or fourth tier to me personally. The rest of you, except Jenny, have at it.

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  11. “It’s just such a long drive to the loop.”

    Why wouldn’t you take the blue line from here?

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  12. Off topic but I rec nearby Mi Tocaya Antojeria, a recent addition to LS restaurant scene that Conde’ Nast & Bon Appetit have both praised. Great vibe, great drinks & vg food @ popular prices.

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  13. “Why wouldn’t you take the blue line from here?”

    Blue Line is powered by captive tortoises. Jenny objects to tortoise abuse.

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  14. “Why wouldn’t you take the blue line from here?”
    “Blue Line is powered by captive tortoises. Jenny objects to tortoise abuse.”

    haha… I can’t handle public transportation. I’m not a “people person.”

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  15. “It’s just such a long drive to the loop.”
    Why wouldn’t you take the blue line from here?”

    or the milwaukee bus. my wife takes the bus, albeit a little further south in bucktown, but it’s very convenient.

    still doesn’t solve jenny’s people problems.

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  16. If I take a drafting compass and swing an arc from Logan Square to the Lake (the center of which shall be the loop), the Lakefront end of the semicircle puts me somewhere in the vicinity between Belmont and Addison. God, that commute distance must be positively unbearable.

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