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Open House: Gail’s Rogers Park Condo (aka the Fourth Dimension)

Open House: Gail’s Rogers Park Condo (aka the Fourth Dimension)

Painter Gail Potocki’s Rogers Park condo is equal parts Victorian and Moroccan with a liberal mix of outside influences, vintage odds and ends (including trinkets made by our Victorian ancestors from human hair) and lots of taxidermy: a crow, a doe, y’want moe?  How about a peacock?  The list goes on and on. Gail’s rich, […]

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Open House Update (Don and Jackie) . . . Jackie’s Art Installations

Open House Update (Don and Jackie) . . . Jackie’s Art Installations

Artists Don and Jackie Seiden have lived in their Rogers Park Victorian for thirty years, during which time they’ve transformed the space into equal parts home and giant art installation.  While Don creates and displays much of his art in the coach house, Jackie uses the house itself as a canvas. 

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Open House: Don and Jackie’s

Open House: Don and Jackie’s

Enjoy Don and Jackie’s Open House.   I’ll be following up sometime in the next couple of weeks with photos of the basement and attic, both filled with Jackie’s suitcase assemblages.  Click here to see Don’s two-level studio / gallery, which is located in a former barn behind the house.

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Studio Tour: Don Seiden (Artist, Educator, Author)

Studio Tour: Don Seiden (Artist, Educator, Author)

Tomorrow I’m posting Don and Jackie’s Open House.  Don and Jackie are among the most fascinating couples I’ve spent time with, and their home among the most interesting I’ve visited.  There’s so much to see that I’m splitting the tour into three or four parts starting today with Don’s studio.  If you’d like to hear […]

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Open House: Cheryl’s House (the Original Eco-Smart Home)

Open House: Cheryl’s House (the Original Eco-Smart Home)

Last week I wrote about touring the updated Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home, so I thought you might be interested in seeing the first “green” home (at least that’s my angle for this post).  Built in 1909, the person who constructed Cheryl’s Rogers Park Victorian salvaged the woodwork from the 1893 Columbia World […]

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Open House: Jason and Michael’s Rogers Park Condo

Open House: Jason and Michael’s Rogers Park Condo

Although today’s Open House subjects Jason and Michael have been together nine years, their Rogers Park pad is their sixth place together. When I arrived at the condo Jason was baking a pie and the smell of vanilla floated sweetly through the air; while it may be true that history repeats itself, Jason seemed very […]

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