Nestled in the heart of the Old Town Triangle Historic District, this 1885 storefront condominium, a former cigar store converted to loft space, is truly one of a kind. Artists, collectors, and bibliophiles will fall in love with this very flexible space (approx. 1600+ square feet). The main living spaces have 13-foot ceilings, with the front living/dining space boasting 10-feet tall west facing windows. A white-painted brick structure wall brings in wonderful texture, and contrasts with the natural tones of the multicolor slate flooring. The rear two story library/lounge area also has 13-foot ceilings and features custom (modern) bookcases, display shelves, and a perfect spot for a bar/serving area. The second level of the library/lounge has a custom u-shaped catwalk with more shelves/display spots and an open view to the main level. Your own private, covered, patio (approx. 19x13) can be accessed from the library/lounge, offering great outdoor space for everyday enjoyment as well as entertaining. The entire "backyard" area is available for your view, but belongs to another unit owner, and the area associated with this six-unit building is heavily landscaped and secured from the street. Connecting the front and back spaces you will find an office/flex space and galley kitchen. Your soirees will rock with this great circular flow. (A well-placed first floor powder room is great for guests.) If the spirit of past events lingers, you and your company will surely enjoy time spent together in this feel-good space. Above the kitchen & office quadrant is the large loft bedroom, with ample closet space, built-ins, and adjoining full bath. Private, interior stairs to the basement lead to plenty of storage and access to your own dedicated washer & dryer. This Old Town Triangle historic neighborhood is a pleasure to wander around in. Tot lots, small parks, and watering holes such as Marge's Still & Twin Anchors offer the sights, sounds and tastes of the neighborhood. Close by childcare facilities, shops & services on North Avenue, Clybourne, LaSalle, Wells, and Armitage put everything at your doorstep. Lake Shore Drive, multiple bus routes, and the Brown Line make it easy to get around. Enjoy area restaurants: Kanela Breakfast Club, La Fournette, The VIG Chicago, Orso's, Topo Gigio, Small Cheval, BamBooQue, and others. Technically a one-bedroom, but with so much more to offer than other, conventional units in the area. Don't miss out on the chance to make loft living your next lifestyle choice. p.s. Your move-in date will be in plenty of time to enjoy all the festivities and plan a party during The Old Town Art Fair this Summer. Remember: If you can hear the bells, you know you're in Old Town.