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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: An Illinois Loft Sparks Renovation Fever
The previous owners were two college buddies. "It was the quintessential bachelor pad," Mertens says. "There were big white track lights everywhere, racing stripes, orange paint ... I knew right away that everything had to go." One of the first things they got rid of was the Mr.-Kotter's-apartment paint job, and the horrifying faux painted brick on the island.