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Stewart School Lofts is located at 4525 N Kenmore in the Uptown neighborhood. It was built as an elementary school in 1907 and converted to 64 loft apartments in 2018.
The original architect was Dwight Perkins, who was the chief architect for the Chicago Board of Education at the time.
Stewart School Lofts offers 30 different studio, 1-, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, and 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are accessible online.
The apartments are rich in character, and many of them have exposed brick walls and original doors, floors and chalkboards. Ceilings in some apartments soar to 20 feet. The apartments have large windows with roller blinds.
Kitchens have islands and stainless-steel appliances, including side-by-side refrigerator / freezers, 4-burner gas ranges, built-in microwaves and dishwashers.
Baths have floating vanities, marble-look floors and tubs or showers – or both. The apartments typically have a generous amount of closet space. All of the apartments have in-unit washer / dryers.
A few of the apartments have private outdoor terraces.
Amenities, services, policies
Stewart School Lofts, typical of repurposed buildings, has limited common-area amenities.
The building has a rooftop sun deck with a grilling area. There’s also a bike storage area.
Stewart School Lofts is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free. The building has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff.
Stewart School Lofts is in a convenient location in Uptown.
The building is two blocks west of Clarendon Park, and within easy walking distance of Lincoln Park’s Montrose Harbor and Montrose Beach.
Shopping. Stewart School Lofts has convenient access to shopping.
Target and Aldi are just across the street on Broadway, and a Jewel-Osco is a short walk south.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Residents are likely to head a few blocks north to the Uptown entertainment district, or south along Broadway to the thriving dining and nightlife scene in Lakeview.
Parks, recreation. Stewart School residents have good access to public parks and recreational activities.
The 8-acre Clarendon Park has junior baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, a two-hoop basketball court, a dog-friendly area, a playground, and a field house that hosts a variety of activities. Soccer and football fields and a 9-hole golf course are just across Lake Shore Drive.
Free Wi-Fi, a concession stand and volleyball nets are just a few of the draws at nearby Montrose Beach.
The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is a few blocks east of Stewart School Lofts. Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great free zoo.
Transportation. Stewart School Lofts has good access to public transportation.
Lake Shore Drive access is convenient. Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location, and can be especially time-consuming before and after Cubs’ games.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Edgewater / Uptown apartment guide.
Note: Stewart School Lofts is a YoChicago advertiser.