This $569,900 townhome in artsy Castleberry Hill could epitomize a smart warehouse-to-house conversion. Built in 1920, the building is now contemporary to the nines. This flat claims two bedrooms and two baths among its 2,000 square feet — and the whole place screams hip. The master bath boasts slate, there's a reading nook and a sizable back deck with views that recall the neighborhoods of northside Chicago. There's a two-car garage and a workshop. Castleberry Hill, as residents will admit, hasn't lived up to its early-aughts potential, but for fans of gritty urban soul and contemporary art there's much to love about the nabe. The flat, it should be noted, last sold in 2006 for $235,000, but it could have been significantly enhanced since then.
· 134 Walker St SW# A [Zillow]