2012 W. St. Paul Ave. #404
Welcome to 2012 W. St. Paul Ave. #404
A great neighborhood doesn't just happen. Each is a product of growth & evolution, influenced by some of the city's truly great legends & mainstays. Straddling the Bucktown & Wicker Park neighborhoods are 6 corners at Milwaukee, Damen & North Avenues. Once home to goat herders, factory workers, poets, artists & philosophers--now one of the most thriving, evolved & diverse communities in Chicago; rich in history, yet reveling in a myriad modern-day offerings. At one time, many a band (including The Beatles) beat a path to this building, formerly The Ludwig Drum factory to buy their drums. Today, it's transformed into a multi-bldg. loft complex w/elevators, exercise room, huge private storage & common rooftop deck w/spectacular skyline views. This dramatic duplex home takes loft living literally--offering flexible open spaces & delivering soaring 2-story 14'4" ceilings, exposed ductwork & oak floors, w/drywall ceilings, multiple organized closets & a gas fireplace. The first living space easily adapts as a 2nd bedroom/office or dining area. An adjacent walk-in closet is outfitted w/shelves & usable as a pantry and/or utility closet. The powder room features a pedestal sink, marble flooring & a washer/dryer closet. Kitchen appointments include Shaker maple wall & island cabinetry w/drawers & bookshelves, slab granite counters and S/S Whirlpool appliances. The LR features 2-story, vertical blind windows and sliding doors, for bright southern light & fantastic, twinkling evening cityscapes from a cantilevered deck. Upstairs, the oversized, carpeted mezzanine shares those views, overlooking the living room via a rod iron half-wall. Large enough to accommodate exercise/office/nursery options, this L-shaped master level features white tile tub/shower bath w/vanity storage, walk-in closet & large mechanical closet. Other notables include alarm security, recessed & track lighting, gas forced air & 2 deeded, secured parking spots. As an extra bonus, the large, basement storage cage is 8' L x 6' W x 8' H. Commute via CTA Blue Line, major bus routes & I-90/94. Play at any number of nearby parks & dog-sanctioned areas (one on the premises). Pamper & stretch at numerous spas & yoga studios. Dine, shop & absorb culture at favorites like Goddess & the Grocer-Hot Chocolate-Club Lucky-Le Bouchon-Feast; Marc Jacobs-Lululemon-BCBG & Alexis Bittar; various art festivals & art galleries. Take in the nightlife at Double Door & Gallery Cabaret knowing you're mere steps from home.