EcoLogic Lofts' recycled model expands on project's green sensibilities

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Senco Properties is so determined to promote conservation at its new Bucktown loft project that it’s putting together a model unit decorated with second-hand accessories.

The EcoLogic Lofts, 2359 N Seeley Ave, will have features like carpet made from recycled water bottles, bamboo floors, ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances and a green roof. Roof-mounted wind turbines will generate enough power to maintain the building’s common areas.

The staff at John Robert Wiltgen Design has taken the green concept one step further by furnishing the EcoLogic model with refurbished and reupholstered furniture found in area thrift stores. Wiltgen even created accent pillows using fabric from vintage designer suits.

The model will open in April at EcoLogic’s sales center, located at 2023 W Fullerton Ave.

The project’s 94 one- and two-bedroom homes range from 690 to 1,335 square feet, with prices starting in the low $200s. Every loft has a balcony, and several second-story units have terraces. Dedicated indoor parking is $30,000; buyers who drive hybrids will get to park in a special reserved area.

FitzGerald Associates Architects designed the seven-story building, and Property Consultants Realty is handling marketing and sales. Deliveries should begin in fall 2009.

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