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Wicker Park Residence contemporary-living-room

Wicker Park Residence

This Wicker Park property consists of two buildings, an Italianate mansion (1879) and a Second Empire coach house (1893). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property has been carefully restored as a single family residence. Exterior work includes new roofs, windows, doors, and porches to complement the historic masonry walls and metal cornices. Inside, historic spaces such as the entry hall and living room were restored while back-of-the house spaces were treated in a more contemporary manner. A new white-painted steel stair connects all four levels of the building, while a new flight of stainless steel extends the historic front stair up to attic level, which now includes sky lit bedrooms and play spaces. The Coach House features parking for three cars on the ground level and a live-work space above, connected by a new spiral stair enclosed in a glass-and-brick addition. Sustainable design strategies include high R-value spray foam insulation, geothermal HVAC systems, and provisions for future solar panels.

Photos (c) Eric Hausman.

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Thank you so much for the lead.
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You may also want to check out Michael Hoffman ( or Addington Gallery in Chicago's River North. My wife and I recently bought a piece by him and it looks strikingly similar in tone and size to what's on the wall in this photo. He does both square and rectangle canvases. The depth and variations of the lines are appreciated much more at a closer viewing. Hope this helps!
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Spry Architecture added this to Saving Facades: Modern Gems Merge Old and New
After seeing the exterior, you might imagine a dark and spooky attic space, akin to your favorite horror film, at the top of this home. Instead, the architect provided a beautifully open and light-filled multifunctional playroom.See more of this house

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historic house with modern inside
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nice attic with lots of storage..perfect...
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