It's no wonder why Bucktown is Chicago's most sought-after neighborhood. There's The 606 and Holstein Park, a host of first-class restaurants and retail up and down Damen Avenue, and its award-winning school district (Pulaski IB/Pulaski International School)-all close to downtown yet worlds away thanks to a distinctly residential sensibility. And 2239 W Armitage, this solid brick stunner with serious curb appeal, is at the heart of it all. Situated on a quiet stretch of Armitage, this two-unit building was a passion project for the maverick designers at Forma Construction, who brought a balance of privacy, security and beauty to the build. As for its shotgun-style, open-concept 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex down that's new to the market, luxury living's made easy across 2150 interior square feet, starting with a light and bright living room that flaunts 10-foot-high ceilings, a slate-faced gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Nearby, the dining room is handsomely defined by honey hardwood floors and elegant statement lighting, while the custom kitchen beyond beckons for both laid-back breakfasts and luxe entertaining with Italian cabinetry, quartz countertops, a freestanding island with waterfall edge, top-drawer appliances from Thermador, and floating glass pendants. In the adjacent family room, Netflix and chill gets a stylish makeover courtesy of room for a deep sectional and built-in bookshelves. Downstairs, the bedrooms-all of which reside together on the lower level and boast radiant heat floors-include a knockout master retreat with walk-in closet and a Zen spa bath with dual vanity and a glass-encased steam shower. Out back, an ivy-ensconced back deck leads to a second private 20x24-foot deck above the garage (both with everlasting Trex decking) for an impressive outdoor footprint. Seamless oak floors throughout the first floor, eight-foot solid core doors, surplus storage, integrated Sonos speakers (iPad included), a full-home security system, a heated garage spot, and an iron privacy fence round out this home's modern amenities.