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Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Last year, Amy Wikman, of Bjork Antikt & Studio, e-mailed me photos of her friend, jewelry designer Mark Edge’s historic Atlanta home, which the two had spent months renovating. Wikman, who has a degree in historic preservation, helped Edge choose period-appropriate hardware and finishes, and the result is a stunning backdrop for Edge’s eclectic collection […]

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Open House: Robert’s Andersonville cottage

Two years ago, Robert Grillo, the visionary behind graphic design and marketing firm, Robert Grillo Creative, made the difficult decision to leave his rehabbed Rogers Park condo for a 1916 West Andersonville cottage that was showing its age. While the task, a complete gut renovation, was daunting, the opportunity to create a living space from […]

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Rehab and Revamp: Chicago 2-flat

While not a gut rehab, rehabbing this building has consumed the past two years of my life. I’ve learned a lot (about listening to my gut mostly), but it’s coming together, and I have a sense of satisfaction that we brought an old building back to life while (mostly) preserving its floor plan and character. […]

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