On the edge of Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, in the heart of the Fulton River district, is sits a truly unique example of luxury living in the city. The Randolph Place lofts and condominiums at 165 N. Canal were originally constructed in 1922 by Daniel Burnham, the man who built Chicago's first high-rise and designed the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. When the building was renovated in 1999, architects were careful to retain the building's most unique nods to its commercial past.
From the inside-out, one would never guess that this building served previously as a warehouse and office building. On the fifth floor, a state-of-the-art exercise facility provides everything you need for a daily workout, and a 24-hour doorman ensures residents' needs are always met. What's more, residents are provided with both on-site storage lockers and a secure bike room.
Inside the homes of 165 N. Canal, it's quickly apparent that these were built as true lofts. Soaring 10 and 15-foot ceilings are accented by spacious room layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows, all of which combine to create a sense of cavernous living space. All units feature a private balcony-several of which overlook the river-and most include hardwood floors and even a gas fireplace. Kitchens boast granite countertops, detached breakfast islands and, in many cases, high-end appliance packages.
Randolph Place may have originally stood in a warehouse district, surrounded by labor and industry, but its prime location today puts it near Chicago's trendiest shopping scenes. When you are done shopping, being in the West Loop means you are near some great dining locations too. This building puts you in the middle of what Chicago is regarded for: the food. Go ahead and grab a bite and don't forget to check out the Randolph place while you are in the area.