Tag Archives: renovation
Open House: The Family Building; or, Happily Never After?

Open House: The Family Building; or, Happily Never After?

Our mom was nervous when my brother and his wife moved into the building directly across the alley from my 2 flat.  We weren’t close as kids (translation: he thought I was a dork), but we’d spent more time together since he moved to Chicago several years ago, and we discovered that we’re as similar […]

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Open House: Matt and Sue’s Radical Renegade Craft Condo (Hyde Park)

Open House: Matt and Sue’s Radical Renegade Craft Condo (Hyde Park)

Today’s musical accompaniment is, what else?  Renegade by Chicago’s own Styx.  Click play on the YouTube player on the right-hand sidebar (if you dare). When Sue Daly started the Renegade Craft Festival in 2003, she had little idea the event, which was held in Wicker Park, would one day become a national mecca for the […]

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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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