The Sexton Lofts and Townhomes, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is one of the largest residential loft developments completed in Chicago.
No longer suitable for a manufacturing or warehouse use due to its large floor plates and multi-story configuration, the building’s heavy timber loft aesthetic made it ideal for a residential conversion.
It was determined that the building’s construction could accept additional floors, so a five-story addition was designed for the east end of the building and a one-story addition was placed across the remainder of the building with setbacks on all sides to create private outdoor terraces for the units.
Remaining land on the north and west sides of the site provided opportunity for new construction, and a townhouse scheme was selected. The three-story townhouse units extended on the Grand Avenue and Kingsbury Street sides, and are placed over a one-story parking garage for the townhouses. They also enclose a private landscaped courtyard formed with the loft building and also located over the parking garage.