Pencil Factory Lofts

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About Pencil Factory Lofts

  • Neighborhood: Roscoe Village
  • Number of Units: 139
  • Allows Pets: Y, CATS OK, DOGS OK
  • Parking: ON-SITE
  • Air Conditioning: CEN AIR

Sidney Friedman  |  1800 W ROSCOE Specialist  |  312.423.9169  |  E-mail Me

"In the last five years, Sidney Friedman has completed more real estate transactions at 1800 West Roscoe than any other agent anywhere."

Former Historic Properties developer Robert Finnigan once referred to the old Eversharp Pencil Factory at 1800 W. Roscoe Street as "an island surrounded entirely by residential property." That was just before he and business partner Calvin Boender began renovations, in 1988, to transform the then-64-year old building into new loft condos. Today, the Roscoe Village Pencil Factory Lofts are among the neighborhood's most envied properties, with units rarely available but quickly snatched up when they are

The "Pencil Factory" boasts a variety of residential amenities that aim to provide both comfort and general convenience. On the west side of the building, a landscaped yard is open to residents for hosting get-togethers, grilling out or just enjoying a sunny day, and a shared rooftop deck with a view is perfect for relaxing. A heated garage includes 120 resident-owned parking spaces, plus a carport where residents can wash their cars inside.

Individual lofts include one, two and three-bedroom layouts, and each one offers traditional 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick, timber and concrete elements and wall-to-wall oversized windows that flood units with natural light. Because many units have been updated in the recent past, they boast high-end finishes such as cherry cabinets in the kitchen, natural stone in the baths and Silestone countertops. Other common finishes include butcher block, maple hardwood floors and new lighting.

Of course, a designer loft is only as ideal as its surroundings - another feature that makes the Pencil Factory Lofts the perfect place to call home. Popular retail outlets, including Anthropologie and Target, are not more than a mile away, with popular grocers like Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, Pauline Meat Market and Southport Grocery and Cafe even closer.

Also worth mentioning is the dining scene that surrounds the Pencil Factory Lofts. For a good beer and a great Sunday brunch, simply walk to Four Moon Tavern at the end of the block. Just a little further down Roscoe Street, you'll find classic southern fare at Wishbone Restaurant, wine and steak pairings at Volo, green eggs and ham at Kitsch'n on Roscoe and wood-fired pizza at Frasca Pizzeria.

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About Me

Sidney Friedman

Sidney Friedman 773.425.0867

Sidney Friedman is a compassionate and empathetic broker with over two decades of experience helping his clients to achieve their real estate goals and attain their dreams. His journey as a Dream Town broker began with a conscious decision to help others live their best lives: Understanding what it means to be human and our four primary concerns -- health, career, relationships, and home -- Sidney made a deliberate choice to focus his passions and capabilities on that final 25%, helping others to find and create their happy home.

In addition to his remarkable real estate career, Sidney Friedman is a renowned mentalist who has been featured on television programs from The Today Show to The View and more than 50 live appearances on WGN Morning News. He is also an accomplished author, having penned the former #1 best-selling book “Your Mind Knows More Than You Do,” which explores the depths of human intuition and the power of the subconscious mind.

With his mastery of intuition and the subconscious, Sidney brings a unique perspective to his role as a real estate agent. He is an expert negotiator and advocate, skillfully navigating transactions to achieve success for his clients. He also possesses an exceptional ability to position, present and stage properties for maximum effect, ensuring they attract qualified prospects and sell quickly. For homebuyers, Sidney’s intuitive insights enable him to identify properties that align perfectly with their needs, desires and dreams. By taking on a maximum of 12 clients per year, he ensures that each individual receives his undivided attention and the personalized service they deserve.

While many clients and even some brokers are unnerved by fluctuations in the real estate market, Sidney has the innate ability to see the bigger picture and to understand how the market behaves in the long term. Combined with his breadth of experience and depth of knowledge, this enables him to provide his clients with the data and information they need to make confident, informed decisions at each step of their journey. As a lifelong Chicagoan, Sidney also has an intimate understanding of Chicago’s diverse city neighborhoods and its suburbs—as well as the local real estate trends impacting these communities.

Whether buying, selling or renting, Sidney Friedman understands how important the outcome of a real estate decision is for his client’s well-being and their quest for success. He listens carefully, responds promptly to all calls and requests, does thorough research, and meticulously shares his insights—always going the extra mile to achieve success on behalf of each client.

Sidney’s favorite thing about living in Chicago is the easy access that we have to Lake Michigan. When he is not assisting his clients, he loves spending time on the water on his boat —often entertaining friends, family, colleagues and clients and sharing exquisite views of the downtown skyline.