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Slim pickings for River North loft rentals

by Joseph Askins on 6/21/10

Sexton Lofts, Chicago

River North is covered in great loft buildings, but finding one of their units for rent through the MLS can be a challenge right now. As of this afternoon I can find just three true lofts listed for rent in the 60654 ZIP code, which covers all of River North west of State Street and south of Chicago Avenue.

The least expensive of the three is a one-bedroom / one-bath at One River Place, 758 N Larrabee St, that’s listed at $1,600 a month. The loft features 12-foot ceiling heights, hardwood floors, granite countertops, track lighting, custom shelving, and ceiling fans. The old Montgomery Ward bounded by Larrabee, Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago River, and offers a fitness center, rooftop deck with kitchen facilities, river walk, telephone security system, individual storage lockers, and bicycle storage room. Cable TV, Internet, and water are included in the cost of rent.

For $2,100, you can rent a two-bedroom / two-bath at Ontario Street Lofts, 411 W Ontario St. The cement loft has hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, new stainless-steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, in-unit laundry, indoor parking, and additional storage. The old Seaman Paper Company building has a 24-hour door staff, an exercise room, and a rooftop deck.

The priciest option is at the Sexton Lofts, 360 W Illinois St, where a two-bedroom / two-bath is listed for $3,800. The timber loft has 11-foot ceiling heights, a granite-finished kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a balcony. For an additional $1,000, you can get it furnished with some of the things seen in the pictures above and below, like a brown leather sofa, a distressed pine dining table, and two chandeliers. No word on whether the mounted antlers are staying or going.

Sexton Lofts, Chicago Sexton Lofts, Chicago

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