Chicago Church Becomes a Home for a Music Lover
Tim Gray’s living room was once lined with pews. Today, the recently renovated space has an open-concept lounge feel with exposed timbers and pops of rich color. But from 1920 until about 2004, the structure in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood was a church.
Though two owners worked to convert the building to single-family use before Gray bought it, he’s the first to live in the completed house. And with the help of designer Dan Rak, who found inspiration in Gray’s love of music and the building’s history, life is echoing off the soaring ceilings again.