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Studio Behind ‘Matrix’ Series Are Selling Their West Andersonville Offices

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The film production and special effects offices of the company behind big name movies such as The Matrix series, V for Vendetta and Jupiter Ascending are selling their West Andersonville offices for just under $5 million.

The 21,500-square-foot space comes complete with several green features such as solar panels, an advanced water reuse and filtration system and a planted green roof as well as full size cafeteria, a 36-person theater, massage rooms and a half basketball court. The owners of Kinowerks, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, had occupied the building since they renovated it in 2007. However with their latest project coming to a close (Netflix’s Sense 8) and no new projects in the works, they felt it time to close the location.

Though the industrial brick building at 5645 N. Ravenswood has a bland exterior, the interior is alive with all the bells and whistles for a new owner. According to a Crain’s Business article, the space has seen the likes of some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities including Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Kevin Bacon, Laverne Cox and Sam Smith.

Though the Wachowski’s admit that most of the filming took place in Berlin, West Andersonville has been their headquarters where much of the pre and post-production work and special effects were completed. They won four oscars in 2000 for their work on the original Matrix, which are proudly displayed in the main hallway.

VHT Studios

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