520 W. HURON - CHICAGO'S RIVER NORTH
It doesn't get any more homey than 520 W. Huron, the handsome ochre condominium overlooking 520 W. Huron St. in Chicago's River North. Buffeted by tree-lined streets with banks of flowering ornamentals, 520 W. Huron diverges from the current River North trend towards high-rise residential towers. Standing a simple yet stalwart seven stories, 520 W. Huron instead follows River North's other housing trend: converting industrial warehouses into loft units. One of the area's most successful examples of this conversion, 520 W. Huron boasts 12-foot ceilings with wooden beams, exposed brick, and all of the modern conveniences residents love. Built in 2000, the building features units with unique touches like rainshowers, gourmet kitchens with oversized islands and a butler's bar, and open floor plans. Its location is also perfectly within walking distance of beloved neighborhood bars, restaurants, galleries, cafes, and more!
520 W. Huron features a list of expressly modern, uniquely loft-inspired, and ultimately comfort-driven amenities, such as:
- Arched windows
- 10- to 12-foot-high ceilings
- Exposed brick
- 12-foot ceilings with timber beams
- Private balconies
- Spa baths
- In-unit laundry
- 24-hour doorperson
- Heated indoor garage parking
- Exercise room
- Additional available storage
520 W. Huron is a perfect embodiment of the journey River North has taken from its early industrial days to its modern culture-driven incarnation. Just as 520 W. Huron was once used as a factory warehouse, so was River North once a stronghold for Chicago industry. In the early 20th century, the area was in fact so heavily industrialized that factories' smoke used to clog the air, leading the neighborhood to be called "Smokey Hollow." The name change came about during the 1970s as developers began to repurpose buildings like 520 W. Huron into living and working space for artists, ushering in a new wave of culture and community to River North.
With its high concentration of galleries and showrooms, River North appeals to professionals and artists alike. An upswing in high-rise and loft housing means that these individuals and families tend to be more established, though. While it may take a prettier penny than it did in the past to call River North home, the area scores high on walkability and also boasts a wide range of family-friendly and culture-driven establishments. Those who can afford to call it home will appreciate its diverse offerings, including a variety of schools, parks, restaurants, nightlife, and more.
Visitors to River North will want to stop at Merchandise Mart, the giant art deco wholesale furniture and design showroom that was once the largest building in the world. Walking architecture tours are also in order, with such architecturally significant buildings as the churches of the Cathedral District as well as Marina City and 330 N. Wabash, which was designed by Mies van der Rohe. For a taste of more touristy fun, a visit to Hard Rock Cafe or Rainforest Cafe is always a thrill, although the River North dining scene also features famed pizzerias, high-end steakhouses, and more.
Learn more about 520 W. Huron with MB Luxury Group! Contact our expert realtors today to discover this and more prime real estate in the River North neighborhood. We look forward to helping you find your next home!