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Last month Northside real estate broker Eric Rojas came by for a visit and video shoot.  Click over to Eric’s blog to see the full tour here.

 

 

Check out the Inhabitat article here.

Original project post here.

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We’re posting things we like every friday. They’ll range from amazing dishes to jars of pickles to cleaning products to eye-catching graphics.  One thing you can be sure of is that they’ll all relate to our principal passions: food, beer/wine, and all things green, sustainable and design-y.

This week we’re highlighting creative ways to encourage conservation around the house.

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Starting today, we’ll be posting things we like every friday. They’ll range from amazing dishes to jars of pickles to cleaning products to eye-catching graphics.  One thing you can be sure of is that they’ll all relate to our principal passions: food, beer/wine, and all things green, sustainable and design-y.

This week’s edition includes items that save energy, delay waste and provide us with yet another alternative use for corn.

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photo courtesy of CS Interiors

Curbed Chicago has named our Erie Street Loft project the best home renovation of the year!  Thanks, Curbed!  Relive the magic here and and in video form here.  This project was also featured in CS Interiors Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and Curbed Chicago.

We have completed our passive house project in Lakeview, which consists of a 150 square foot addition to the second floor, bathroom and bedroom remodel, and overhaul of the west facade.  Over the last 100 years the existing house received several disjointed additions and subtractions.  Our clients, an extended family of five, had been sharing a way-too-small bathroom for the better part of a decade and needed an extra bedroom and more efficient space.  Instead of simply adding space over the existing one-story kitchen to accommodate the new third bedroom and bathroom, our solution incorporated a previous ‘appendage’ addition into the design scheme while also taking into account solar orientation and passive design strategies.  The design scheme intentionally demarcates from the existing faux-Victorian aesthetic to provide a more sustainable and relevant design methodology.  Photos and details inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Erie Street loft project is the center feature in CS Interiors Magazine.  Full article inside.

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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.

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Check out this sweet panoramic of 2 Sparrows in Lincoln Park.  Wall framing is complete, mechanicals are installed, and bench seating is under construction.  Wood is stained and ready for installation.  We even picked paint colors.  More photos inside

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Our very own Dill Pickle Food Coop in Logan Square was named first runner up for best local grocer in the Chicago Reader’s annual ‘Best Of’ Edition.  Flashback to our dreaming about a coop in Chicago here, its design here, and opening here.

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