No two operatic performances are the same, which is why true followers of the art never pass up the opportunity to see the same show twice.
So perhaps it is more than coincidence that LOACQ’s Opera Lofts, the 93-unit loft conversion at 2545 S Dearborn St on the Near South Side once served as a set design and storage facility for the Lyric Opera, writes Dan Schuyler in the winter issue of New Homes.
“When I’m asked about Opera Lofts, the first thing I always say is that it is truly unique,” says Kathleen Ryan of Opera Realty, exclusive sales agent for the project. “No two units are even remotely the same. Every residence is a new adventure.”
Opera Lofts consists of one- to three-bedroom units with one or two baths, as well as a number of penthouses. The units range in size from 830 square feet to over 3,000 square feet, and they are priced from the $240s for a one-bedroom with work area to $900,000 for the most luxurious penthouse. Deeded indoor parking is available at $22,500.
Those numbers don’t tell the full story, however. The soul of the development is found instead in its eclectic design and variety of sizes, shapes and materials. Consider, for example, that a two-bedroom unit may all be on one floor, or it may be a duplex with two stairways and a 20-foot ceiling height in the living area.