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After years of ignoring its original warehouse aesthetic, due to a developer’s ‘apartmentizing’ of the building, this 2,400 square foot, two-story loft has been rehabilitated to show off its industrial roots. Layers of paint and drywall have been removed revealing the original timber beams and masonry walls while accommodating two bedrooms, master suite, and a lofty, open living space at the ground floor. We wanted to avoid the lifeless feeling usually associated with industrial lofts by giving the space a warm but rustic aesthetic that we think best represented the original loft building. The finish materials also echo an industrial aesthetic, featuring upcycled reclaimed timbers as a fireplace surround and wall material, reclaimed stainless steel awning window, sourced from the ReBuilding Exchange, doors from a Chicago Montessori school, and salvaged metal pendant light fixtures. Description, before and after photos, and floor plans inside.
Our plans to remodel a two-story loft in River North are shaping up and construction is slated to start in a couple of weeks. The design scheme reintroduces a loft design aesthetic to the existing ‘apartmentized’ layout. The project is designed to utilize reclaimed materials and finishes, LED light fixtures, and an edible roof terrace (the plants being edible, that is, not the roof). More images inside. Read the rest of this entry »