Fulton House Lofts 345 N. Canal Chicago

There are few places in Chicago where you can get such a stunning panoramic view of the Chicago River and surrounding city as Fulton House Lofts.

Located on the Chicago River at Wolf Point, where the north, south and main branches of the river meet, this 16-story loft residence is one of the few with it’s own boat dock!

The 103 lofts in the building range from 1,000 to 2,520 square feet. There are even duplexes with spiral staircases and open atriums. Most of the units have fabulous light and a picture-perfect view of the sunset. The units come with barrel or vaulted ceilings, a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and some even have a steam room!
The building has a doorman, on-site maintenance, trash chutes, receiving room, recycling services, and a cab light so that if you need a taxi, you don’t have to walk in the cold to an intersection to hail one.

Fulton House was built in 1898 by Frank B. Abbott as a 15-story warehouse. In 1908, it was converted into a cold storage building with the addition to the north and a 16th story. If you look at the outside of the building you can actually see a large crack and details on the façade from when the addition was put on.

It wasn’t until 1979 that it gained its fame when Harry Weese took on the project of converting it into lofts. His design stayed true to the original architectural character, although he had the ceiling in each unit double arched, giving it an industrial look. After the opening of the loft building in 1981, other surrounding residential developments began to crop up, making it the popular place to live that it is today.

Convenience is definitely not lacking in this neighborhood! Just a few blocks away is a Jewel grocery store and Osco pharmacy, and just a few blocks beyond that you have access to the Green and Blue Line Trains as well as the Loop.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_House,_Chicago

http://architecturainc.com/fulton_house_MF.html