701 W Jackson Blvd is an affordable boutique timber loft building in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood that provides a chic, urban vibe with all the city conveniences right out the front door. The building is a quiet 6- story, mid-rise with just 46 units, allowing for plenty of square footage in each home. Because of its location, 701 West Jackson is a great walk/bike-to work building, but also has access to the highway system and Union Station or public transit stops in almost any direction.
The conversion for 701 W Jackson was completed in 1999 offering just 46 homes with 1 and 2 bedrooms. These brick and timber loft homes offer island kitchens, walk-in closets, balconies, and many have updated kitchens and baths. The 1st floor offers duplex down floor plans. Two bedroom/two- or two-and-a-half bath homes at 701 West Jackson range from 1,400 to 2,043 square feet. This price point would make a great starter or second home or an option for students at the nearby Chicago Kent College of Law.
The interiors feature 14-foot ceilings, exposed brick and ductwork, timber ceiling accents, expansive 12-foot windows throughout, and hardwood flooring. The building dates from 1920, but the interior has awesome bones that have only enhanced its character with age. Some windows are transoms, so that they let in fresh air, but also maintain resident privacy.
The floor plans for lofts at 701 W Jackson are open and can be customized according to homeowner desire, whether you need an office or creative workplace, a dining space, an entertainment section or play area for the kids. Bedrooms are spacious with closets and ensuite baths, some with double vanities and tiled baths. The kitchen is open to the rest of the living area, some with granite counters, bar seating, pendant lighting, and newer appliances. Select living spaces are equipped with a fireplace and each residence has a private balcony and washer/dryer hook up. Building amenities include additional storage, a rooftop deck, a landscaped courtyard, and a designated parking space.
Located at the southwest corner of Jackson Blvd. and Des Plaines St. 701 W. Jackson is in the heart of the West Loop gate within close proximity to Union Station, the Blue Line, The Kennedy, Dan Ryan, and Eisenhower expressways, the trendy restaurants of Randolph St. and Skinner Elementary School. This section of the West Loop is on the border with Greektown, one of the finest examples of Greek culture and heritage outside of Greece. In addition to the great restaurants and shops here, there are a myriad of neighborhood amenities nearby like the post office, library, banking, and churches. It truly is a neighborhood, where residents know one another and people stay local to work, live, shop, and recreate. There are also two neighborhood parks within a reasonable distance and the Chicago River is not far away.