We Love Renovated Brick and Timber Lofts: 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop

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This 2-bedroom in the Sangamon Lofts at 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop came on the market in October 2017.

This is a 1800 square foot authentic loft with timber ceilings and beams along with exposed brick and hardwood floors.

The listing says it was “gutted to the studs.”

The kitchen has dark cabinets along with Wolf and Subzero appliances and stone counter tops.

The unit has southern exposure with industrial windows.

The listing says there are 2 fully enclosed bedrooms, which you don’t always see in lofts.

There’s central air, washer/dryer in the unit but no parking, although the listing says there are rental and purchase options nearby.

With all the new construction in the West Loop, are old-style lofts still in demand by buyers?

Nathan Binkley at Dream Town Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #6C: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1800 square feet

  • Sold in August 2000 for $240,000
  • Sold in May 2003 for $278,000
  • Sold in January 2007 for $340,000
  • Sold in October 2008 for $327,500
  • Originally listed in October 2017 for $599,000
  • Currently still listed for $599,000
  • Assessments of $506 a month
  • Taxes of $5521
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • No parking- but options for rent or purchase available nearby
  • Bedroom #1: 18×15
  • Bedroom #2: 14×12

20 Responses to “We Love Renovated Brick and Timber Lofts: 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop”

  1. Matt the Coffeeman on November 21st, 2017 at 8:47 am

    600k for expressway views? Pass.

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  2. JAN TERRI WOULD GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY $475 TOPS.
    NO AMOUNT OF OLD STYLE MAKES THIS LOOK BETTER LOLZ!!!
    FIRSTS TOO!!!
    GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is now how I would want to spend my $599,000. The least they could do is throw in a parking space at that price.

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  4. Jenny must be the pickiest person on cribchatter. just out of curiosity, what kind of crib does she actually live in? and what is her ideal home description?

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  5. “Jenny must be the pickiest person on cribchatter. just out of curiosity, what kind of crib does she actually live in? and what is her ideal home description?”

    I think @fo is close in terms of pickiness but they are almost diametrically opposed in preferences.

    If you defined it as demanding, jenny wins.

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  6. “Jenny must be the pickiest person on cribchatter. just out of curiosity, what kind of crib does she actually live in? and what is her ideal home description?”

    I’m picky when I’m being asked to pay a premium for something. My place is worth about half of the place featured here, so I don’t get to be picky.

    For $600k, I want at least one parking space.

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  7. Hard to argue with that…

    also, isn’t this technically ‘greek town’? or is the west loop annexing other neighborhoods now

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  8. 1) Those wide angle cameras can be deceiving! This place looks huge but it’s probably not

    2) They used leftover granite from the kitchen in the bathroom and it’s also the same cabinetry

    3) Hope there’s no toddlers running around upstairs, that’s got to be loud. Nothing more than some subfloor and hardwoods separating the two units. I imagine a tv too loud during a comic book character movie could probably seep into the unit below

    4) overall not bad though, but the price is a bit rich.

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  9. Listing agent must think people are gullible. That second bedroom is NOT fully enclosed.

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  10. “They used leftover granite from the kitchen in the bathroom and it’s also the same cabinetry”

    but since you watch so much flip or flop, you know that it’s done ALL the time. every buyer that walks in their properties rave about the cohesiveness. I never understood why people do this and it became common practice.

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  11. “Hope there’s no toddlers running around upstairs, that’s got to be loud.”

    Another big noise issue is the drain pipes. Use of noisy plastic or copper pipes is common in brick and timber loft buildings. Where those pipes go along the ceiling and though the unit is a big factor in how much water noise is heard.

    I’ve lived it. I heard the flushing of a toilet frequently. The dishwasher draining. I heard the water trickling while showers were being taken. (I could heard the noisy bathroom exhaust fan running too)

    No thanks, not anymore.

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  12. “I’ve lived it. I heard the flushing of a toilet frequently. The dishwasher draining. I heard the water trickling while showers were being taken. (I could heard the noisy bathroom exhaust fan running too)”

    I toured a place where I could hear water running in the pipes. I can’t imagine listening to that all day.

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  13. “That second bedroom is NOT fully enclosed.”

    It could have glass that doesn’t translate well in the photos.

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  14. “also, isn’t this technically ‘greek town’? or is the west loop annexing other neighborhoods now”

    No- this isn’t Greektown. Greektown is really just about 3 streets. Not many real estate agents cite to it even for listings on Green or Peoria which is closer than anything on Sangamon.

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  15. “Jenny must be the pickiest person on cribchatter. just out of curiosity, what kind of crib does she actually live in? and what is her ideal home description?”

    She has said before what she’s looking for: a townhouse under $500,000 in the GreenZone.

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  16. Like this?
    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/1910-N-Cleveland-Ave-60614/unit-C/home/13345663

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  17. “She has said before what she’s looking for: a townhouse under $500,000 in the GreenZone.”

    I don’t think it’s necessarily realistic and my definition of the green zone is much different than most on this site.

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  18. Picture #22 makes it clear that the second bedroom is enclosed. You can see the glass on the walls. It may no longer “technically” be a legal bedroom by chicago code but it’s clearly enclosed. Think it needs a closet, natural light, and ventilation but I could be wrong.

    Our old neighbor did that to their kids room, aka the 2nd bedroom, in their loft. Looked great, diminished noise transfer, and was not an issue for them at resale.

    Considering what this loft would sell for on Washington or Randolph street it’s not a completely unreasonable price.

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  19. Picture #22 makes it clear that the second bedroom is enclosed. You can see the glass on the walls. It may no longer “technically” be a legal bedroom by chicago code but it’s clearly enclosed. Think it needs a closet, natural light, and ventilation but I could be wrong.

    Our old neighbor did that to their kids room, aka the 2nd bedroom, in their loft. Looked great, diminished noise transfer, and was not an issue for them at resale.

    Considering what this loft would sell for on Washington or Randolph street it’s not a completely unreasonable price.

    They are cool classic units that can easily be updated as styles change. And they are great places to entertain. We hosted many great parties in our loft. Our current suburban home has many similarities and is awesome. It fits our families needs today more than the loft. But I will always miss that style of living. Buy a loft and have some fun!

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  20. I own a unit in this building and lived there for 13 years. I had no issue with noisy pipes, dishwashers, TVs and thankfully there were very few families living there at the time.

    I loved the location even when it was sketchier. I was in town in August after living in CA for 3 years and stopped by to check on my unit and the neighborhood. Glad for the farmers market, all the great restaurants and nightlife but damn, what a crowd of douche bags.

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