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Susan Dickman


  • Office 773-627-8176
  • Cell 773-627-8176

711 South Dearborn , Chicago, Illinois – $1,295,000

  • $1.3M Price
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,000 Sqft
  • $1.3M Price
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,000 Sqft

711 South Dearborn

Dramatic 4000 sf 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom designed loft, in the premier and historic gem, the Donahue Building, the beating architectural heart of Printers Row. The 130 year old building, where major classics such as the Wizard of Oz was printed, is a gorgeous 11-story structure, was the first loft style conversion in Chicago. Printers Row, home to the most important buildings in the history of the printing press, was the first to be built after the Chicago Fire. The Donohue is an outstanding one-of-a-kind landmark, and example of Chicago's Romanesque architecture. Rounded arches above windows and doors, allows large plate-glass windowed areas and intricate exterior ornamentation. This is reflected in the adjacent historical Dearborn Station and the exceptional Franklin building. This home is a must for connoisseurs of architecture and sustainability, and a massive double volume with open space on two levels and soaring 30 feet ceilings, with 19th century all original pine wood beams. Beautiful exposed masonry and a contiguous wall of oversized double hung windows that drench the home in natural light. The main living space consists of a sunken living room with soaring 15-ft timber ceilings, exposed brick, new wide-planked eclectic medium tone red oak wood floors, gas fireplace, ceiling fans, and custom solar shades that reduce heat and glare and prevent furniture damage due to UV rays. Separate dining area, wet bar with wine cooler and custom designed shelves. Chef's kitchen with expansive reclaimed wood and stone counter tops, Thermador, Bosch and Zephor appliances, deep under mount sink, custom rustic lighting and a large walk-in pantry with wall-to-wall Elpha shelves. A custom designed, book scroll-like curved wall, celebrating Printer's Row historical significance and printing presses, separates the 2 well-sized bedrooms with large walk-in closets from the main space. Both share a Jack-and-Jill bath with custom shower, gorgeous tilling and a heated floor. There is an additional powder room for guests with a live edged vanity. The laundry room/pantry is smartly tucked away from the main level's open area offering side-by-side washer dryer, freezer and abundant storage. The home-office is adjacent to the family room with custom handmade and recycled pine built-in bookshelves. Both rooms being versatile can be utilized as a library, music room or a playroom. This home's featured element is the soaring open staircase. Built from the unit's 19th century existing timber joists, the joists were fabricated with steel frames and re-purposed into stair treads connecting the home's two-story space. The second level is a full-floor primary bedroom suite and reading nook showcasing the beautiful, bespoke free standing, open riser staircase. Other features include custom walk-in closets, oversized spa-bath with double bowl cement sinks, Turkish hand blown light fixtures, heated floors, body sprays, huge rain shower, heated towel bar and separate free-standing double slipper, soaking tub with industrial faucets, and custom designed industrial pipe towel and toilet paper holders. The adjacent room sectioned off for privacy provides flexibility as a 4th bedroom or additional office for more work from home living and offers a full bath, walk-in closet and a private, limited mobility entrance. Tons of storage, central air, updated mechanicals, custom light fixtures and blinds are more of the many upgrades; too many to list. This is truly a special home for those looking for vintage 19th century architecture, exceptional space with a unique design and layout that is rare in the marketplace. The best location. Near all public transportation, City parks, playgrounds, South Loop Elementary, British, Old Saint Marys, Daystar and Jones College Prep Schools. Close to Loop, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Target, Jewel, Marianos, Roosevelt Collection Icon Movies, Shops, Museums, Grant/Millennium Park and Lake Michigan

Essential Information

  • Price$1,295,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage4000
  • TypeResidential
  • StatusNew

Community Information

  • Address711 South Dearborn
  • SubdivisionPrinters Row
  • CityChicago
  • ProvinceIllinois
  • Postal Code60605



Dishwasher, Dryer, Family Room, Fireplace

School Information

  • ElementarySouth Loop Elementary
  • HighJones College Prep
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