- Neighborhood: South Loop
- Address: 1439 S Michigan Ave
- Built: 1908
- Converted: 1995
- Stories: 6
- Units: 69
- Style: Historic lofts
- Gated entry
- Security door locks
- Receiving room
- Bike room
- Pets welcome
- Investor friendly building
- Garage and exterior parking
What’s Best About Trevi Square Lofts?
Trevi Square lofts is located at 1439 S Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s popular South Loop neighborhood. Trevi Square is a stunning loft building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We asked Best Chicago Properties’ South Loop loft expert Chuck Gullett what he loves about the building.
“I’ve actually always wanted to live in Trevi Square. It is one of my favorite buildings in the South Loop.”
“The building has a stately elegance to it and the loft style units with exposed brickwork and unique variety of layouts just add to the cool factor.
When I wrap up showings in the building, it always makes me smile to see tourists reading the Historic Register plaque and snapping photos of the high gated entrance. I’m sure they are wondering who lives there and what it looks like inside.
If you are in the market for a South Loop loft condo, add this building to the search. It is amazing!”
Let’s take a deeper look at what makes Trevi Square Lofts one of Chicago’s best…
The building was constructed in 1907-1908 as a part of Saint Luke’s Hospital Annex. It was designed by Architect Charles Frost in the Gothic Revival style and was intended to serve wealthy residents in the nearby Prairie District.
Back in the day, St. Luke’s had luxurious hospital rooms featuring high ceilings, fireplaces and of course great views.
So it’s not surprising that the hospital reportedly treated many prominent Chicagoans. Namely, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard J. Daley.
In 1995, after sitting vacant for over 20 years, it was converted into 69 loft condos. Today the building still retains intricate Gothic Revival brick and stonework and many of the same features that made it the go-to hospital for prominent Chicagoans of yesteryear. Plus, these days it has a landscaped courtyard and a vintage fountain albeit not quite the size of its baroque namesake in Rome.
A loft building for loft lovers
Given this history, these historic single level and duplex lofts offer impeccable architectural features that true loft lovers seek.
Look at lofts here and you’ll find rich exposed brick walls, angled hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces (a rarity!), massive windows and large balconies. Plus the ceiling heights really soar! They range from 15 feet on the first floor to 20 feet on the 6th floor. Ceilings are 11 feet on the other floors.
Plus, most units have large private balconies with city and lake views.
Of course in real estate, a building with all these authentic loft features and interesting history is nothing without a great location.
Fortunately, 1439 S Michigan Ave has a premier location in the heart of the South Loop. Thus residents of Trevi Square Lofts have easy access to everything that makes Chicago a world-class city.
For those looking to really enjoy everything Chicago offers, it doesn’t get much better than living at Trevi Square Lofts.
This location offers easy commuting, great shopping, excellent schools, access to Chicago’s best parks, dining and culture.
Let’s take a closer look …
Let’s face it, the commute is a critical factor in most peoples quality of life. And given its location at 1439 S Michigan Ave, Trevi Lofts offers residents an outstanding choice of commuting options.
It’s just steps to work in the Loop, easy access to 90/94 and 290 and CTA Blue and Red Lines, plus Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center.
Shopping for everyday needs is also easy here. For example, Whole Foods, Staples and Marshalls are just a few blocks away.
In addition, there’s the Roosevelt Collection Shops with Banana Republic, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and the Container Store.
Nearby public and private schools include South Loop Elementary School, DayStar Academy and Old St Mary’s (OSM) which is just across the street. Plus, just a few blocks south is the British International School. Plus UIC and Roosevelt University are in the neighborhood.
Grant Park and Millennium Park will be your front yard if you live here. Plus there’s the walking and cycling path along the lake.
Trevi Square has an ideal location for residents wishing to take advantage of Chicago’s amazing restaurants. In fact two of our favorites are on the same block. For breakfast, Chicago Waffles and for dinner The Chicago Firehouse. Perfect!
Here you’ll have a multitude of options for dining and nightlife just outside your door in the South Loop. Moreover, the amazing “Restaurant Row” is nearby in the West Loop.
One of the best things about living at Trevi Square Lofts is the easy access to Chicago’s amazing cultural attractions. For example, the Museum Campus which is a collection of true cultural pearls. Specifically, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium.
And there’s also our favorite, The Art Institute of Chicago. Not to mention the Chicago Symphony and the Auditorium Theater.
To conclude, with all these positive aspects, it’s easy to see why Trevi Square Lofts is indeed one of Chicago’s best loft buildings.
If you have questions about selling, renting or buying a condo in this building ask Chuck, he knows the South Loop and Trevi Square!
Note: Given the popularity of this relatively small loft building, there are often no listings available in the MLS. That said, we often know of lofts soon to be for sale or rent in the building so please ask! Or browse current Chicago lofts for sale.