02/02/2011 12:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nature Meets Modern In South Loop Loft (PHOTOS)

Name: Byron Flitsch & Nathan Nally plus Dexter, the pup
Location: South Loop -- Chicago, Illinois
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 3 months -- rented

What happens when a couple inspired by nature moves into a modern concrete loft in the South Loop? If that couple is Byron and Nate, you get a gorgeous nature-sleek apartment that finds a brilliant balance between the great outdoors and modern urban life.

The first thing anyone will notice upon first entering Byron and Nate's apartment is the view. It's impossible not to! I literally squealed when Byron opened the door of his apartment. My attention immediately shifted past all of the beautiful decor I was there to photograph and to the wall of east-facing windows. The view of Soldier Field and the lake is so Chicago. This view, plus the apartment's all-concrete construction and modern design, were deciding factors for the couple when they were searching for their first apartment together.

For the complete article and slideshow, go to Apartment Therapy.

Photos are courtesy of Jason Loper and Apartment Therapy.

Nature-Sleek Urban Loft