Welcome home to 640 Congdon Ave. A very opportunity to own in the Historic Shoe Factory Lofts! Perfect for the Urban soul with all the perks of living in a well-established suburban community! Your lifestyle wish list will have all the boxes checked: close to outdoor adventures along the Fox River, walking and bike paths, fishing, and public boat launches, all with the convenience of easy access to I-90, Downtown Elgin, and the Metra and other public transportation! There's something special about living in a place where the strength and dignity of the structure is proudly on display. Brick walls, massive timbers, soaring exposed wood ceilings, original thin plank hardwood floors and wonderfully huge windows! Each townhome in this historic 1891 Shoe Factory tells the unique story of a bygone era when craftsmanship and the quality of materials were designed to withstand the test of time. What was once a functional structure is now a breathtaking work of art. Masterfully designed to honor its history while providing all the modern comforts of home, you'll be able to proudly dwell in this rare and treasured environment. Plus, the unique zoning for both commercial and residential use opens up incredible opportunities for an ideal live/work space. Among the three levels and more than 1700 square feet, you'll find the perfect setting for both comfortable everyday living and epic entertaining. The ground level provides a wonderful setup for the artist, designer, or entrepreneur who longs to work and create from home! A cozy bedroom with separate entrance and full hall bath are perfect for guest space, roommate/in-law quarters, or private office. On the main level, you'll find a beautiful, bright living room with dramatic accent wall and reclaimed wood paneled stairwell wall. Memories are sure to be made in the spacious eat-in kitchen which utilizes the high ceilings to provide ample maple cabinetry. Contrasting black and stainless appliances (including gas range) and the functional counter space with tile backsplash are sure to delight your inner chef. Convenient new stacking washer and dryer are a huge plus! Your private place of rest awaits on the top level, with French doors leading to the lovely master bedroom, complete with huge closet and cherry wood built-ins. A wide hallway with floating shelves and extra storage in the hall closet lead to the beautiful full bath and 3rd bedroom. All this, with lovely patio overlooking the grassy commons. Also included is a deeded oversized extra deep 1 car garage (conveniently located right in front of the unit) plus additional exterior parking spaces as well. Hurry!