We last chattered about this 3-bedroom triplex loft in the Donohue at 711 S. Dearborn in Printers Row in April 2013.
See our April chatter here.
Back then, many of you liked it but that the high assessments were a burden.
Listed at $500,000, Groove was one of the few that took a guess at its future- saying that he thought it would sell in two months for over ask.
It just sold (so a little over 2 months) and yes, it sold for $25,000 over ask at $525,000.
If you recall, the building was built in 1883. It was the first building converted into residential lofts in Printers Row in the 1980s.
This particular unit was one of the more unique ones in the building.
The listing said it was 3 one-bedroom units stacked on top of each other and connected with an internal staircase.
The top floor of the triplex was the top floor of the building so even though it had timber ceilings, there was no one above you and only your unit below you on the other two floors.
It had exposed brick on each floor and arched windows on the top floor.
The loft actually faced east so it did NOT face Dearborn.
It also has some quirks like 2 kitchens.
The main kitchen had maple cabinets and black appliances while a smaller white kitchen is on the lowest level.
At 2450 square feet, there was a library on the second floor and a 8×8 laundry room.
The loft had central air.
There is no parking with this building but it’s available for purchase in the nearby high rise on Plymouth for $35,000.
It appeared to be on the market for the first time in 30 years.
Is anyone surprised it sold for over ask?
Margie Smigel at The Margie Smigel Group had the listing. You can still see the pictures here.
Unit #808: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2420 square feet
- Sold before 1985
- Was listed in April 2013 for $500,000
- Sold in June 2013 for $525,000
- Assessments of $1336 a month (includes heat and cable)
- Taxes of $7285
- Central Air
- Washer/Dryer in the unit
- Parking available for $35,000 extra nearby
- Bedroom #1: 16×16 (third floor)
- Bedroom #2: 14×15 (second floor)
- Bedroom #3: 14×15 (second floor)
- Living room: 15×30 (main floor???)
- Dining room: 14×16 (main floor???)
- Laundry room: 8×8 (second floor)
- Library: 15×15 (second floor)