Indoor hammock and plenty of room to swing. (Pre-Pool Table)Lofted bedroom with lots of natural light. (*Optional natural light thanks to curtains.)

Entire home/apt

8 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Incredibly spacious & versatile wide open loft space. 1500 sq ft of awesomeness. Complete with a lofted bedroom, huge balcony, indoor hammock, movie projector & much more. Located in the Pilsen neighborhood full of great restaurants & vibrant nightlife.

The space

I love this place so much. It's enormous, open, and close to so many options for a genuine Chicago experience.

Exposed beams and distressed hardwood floors, immediate access to the outdoors on the huge balcony, and a view of the Sears --ahem-- 'Willis' Tower from bed.

As a photographer, the open floor plan allows me to have huge studio photo shoots or whittle back the studio setup and just have lots of room to breathe and live.

I have customized the loft to make it as versatile as possible and provide private areas in a space that is otherwise completely open. (See photos of lots of curtains).

As it stands, I have a comfy bed for 2 (full sized) in the lofted bedroom, a designer couch for 1 in the curtained off living room/2nd bedroom and 2 full-size beds in the additional 'bedroom' area as well. And, of course, the hammock.

Guest access

The place is all yours for as long as your stay lasts. You'll have access to the second floor balcony which is shared with myself and another neighbor. The balcony overlooks a private courtyard area which you are also free to use.

Interaction with guests

I'm available via text and email around the clock. Depending on when you are coming to stay, I will do everything I can to meet you personally, but if it's not possible, the keys will be either place in a lockbox or handed off by a trusted friend. I'll also be sure to provide loads of info on how best to get around, options of what to do and see while you're here and detailed instructions on how to use any of the items in the house that may require additional explanation like the digital movie projector or the juicer.

Other things to note

Smoking indoors is not cool. Smoking on the balcony is totally fine, just use a bottle or can for butts.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox, Host greets you


Extra people: 28 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 84
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 387 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Just be respectful. My neighbors are close friends and we treat each other and the shared spaces with respect and are always considerate of everyone else in the building. That being said, there's never a need to tiptoe or worry about playing music at a reasonable volume. Have fun and use good judgment.

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Must climb stairs - One flight of stairs to the unit.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

62 Reviews

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徐 User Profile
August 2017
The design is awesome and Cory is a good guy that I have been ever meet on Airbnb. The room is comfortable and everything has been prepared just waiting for you to check in, the only thing we have to take care is the toothbrush and flip flop.

Kenneth User Profile
August 2017
The place is as what you see in the pictures, magical with lots of space. Its a very good place to relax after a full day of activities (especially the hammock, loving it). The pool table is a very good addition to the loft too. All in all, I definitely recommend staying at Cory's place if you need a great getaway. Thanks again Cory for being a very good host.

Jacob User Profile
July 2017
Cory was a great and hospitable host. The loft was bigger than I expected and had everything needed for a fun weekend. Highly recommend staying here.

Aaron User Profile
July 2017
Cory's place is perfect for attending an event at the Northerly Island concert venue. It's a quick cab, Uber, or Lyft ride away from there, Soldier Field, the Shedd aquarium, or any other attraction on the south side of downtown. The space is very comfortable and tasteful; and roomy! I would definitely stay at Cory's again.

Rob & Grace User ProfileRob & Grace is a superhost.
July 2017
Cory's place is a great find. We had a large group of friends stay there during a two night trip to Chicago, and it was ideally suited for our group. The loft is spacious and has a combination of beds, futons and air mattresses available, which allowed everyone to spread out and have their own bed. The loft is close to multiple Divvy Bike stands, which made getting around without a car pretty easy ($10/day per person) and there is free on-street parking right next to his place, plus a park and coffee shop within a block or two. The rustic interiors and artistic flair with which he's finished his loft makes for a very unique and fun environment, and best of all he met us when we arrived and was very accommodating. I highly recommend Cory's loft for a visit to Chicago.

Dylan User Profile
June 2017
It was our groups second time staying and it was just as we remembered with some nice upgrades. Very spacious floorplan and comfortable beds. The projector and pool table really add a nice element. Will stay again.

Justin User Profile
June 2017
Cory's place is amazing! We stayed at his place in June 2017 and all I have to say is wow! From his quick response time to accommodating our strange check-in Cory provided top notch hospitality and was very helpful in finding us a restaurant as well as a very cool bar for afterwards. Awesome! The place is really something! Corner unit, so there is tons of light pouring through the tons of windows as well as the place being huge! There were just two of us but I would have been comfortable with another four people in there easily. The location is great, tucked out of the way of PIlsen and right under the Loop, it's a ten minute drive to any of downtown as it's right off the highway and common throughways. I can't say enough great things about Cory's place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Cory User ProfileCory is a superhost.

I'm an outgoing and friendly freelance photographer. In my photography work I focus mainly on travel, live music, interior design and architecture as well as various other forms of commercial photography to keep the bills paid.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Chicago 11 years ago. Aside from a few months spent in Nicaragua after college, a few months in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a month in Tokyo in 2015, I've stayed and absolutely loved living in Chicago. Other travels have included Prague, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, Japan, Uruguay, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and I'm gearing up for a very exciting few weeks photographing and filming in Kenya and Rwanda for a documentary series about extraordinary women doing great things around the world.

I enjoy cooking but not as much as I like going out to dinner. I am equally as comfortable in a dive bar drinking cheap beer at the pool table as I am in a high end restaurant drinking fine wine and whiskey. Though, in an ideal world I would be sipping fine wine or whiskey at the dive bar pool table.

I see A LOT of live music, partially because I photograph a lot of musician portraits and live concerts for various publications, but ultimately just because I enjoy many types of music very much.

I love meeting new people from all over the world and hope we get to meet very soon.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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