Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

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June 22, 2014
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  Kitchen and Dining Room
A dimly lit living space above a former funeral home, the kitchen and dining rooms have become animated, illuminated family spaces with splashes of color and light-providing transom windows. The dining space features Hans Wegner chairs circling a Matthew Hilton Cross-Extension table and a Pallucco Glow Square pendant lamp.
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Kitchen and Dining Room

    A dimly lit living space above a former funeral home, the kitchen and dining rooms have become animated, illuminated family spaces with splashes of color and light-providing transom windows. The dining space features Hans Wegner chairs circling a Matthew Hilton Cross-Extension table and a Pallucco Glow Square pendant lamp.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Showroom
One floor below the house, the showroom hums with activity, especially during the winter season, when next year’s new products are being shown. The modular track lighting can be adjusted to fit any presentation. The wood core ceiling panels, taken from reclaimed material from the snowboard production process, add to the industrial aesthetic.
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Showroom

    One floor below the house, the showroom hums with activity, especially during the winter season, when next year’s new products are being shown. The modular track lighting can be adjusted to fit any presentation. The wood core ceiling panels, taken from reclaimed material from the snowboard production process, add to the industrial aesthetic.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Living Room
Overlooking nearby Pulaski Park, the Hoffman’s living space features a contrast of old and new elements, including the original wood flooring, once covered in carpet. Morlen Sinoway Atelier custom-made the sofa and found the pair of Corbusier Chaise Lounges.
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Living Room

    Overlooking nearby Pulaski Park, the Hoffman’s living space features a contrast of old and new elements, including the original wood flooring, once covered in carpet. Morlen Sinoway Atelier custom-made the sofa and found the pair of Corbusier Chaise Lounges.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Office
Hoffman’s friend, carpenter Scott McGlasson who runs Woodsport Studio in Minneapolis, custom-made the desk. 
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Office

    Hoffman’s friend, carpenter Scott McGlasson who runs Woodsport Studio in Minneapolis, custom-made the desk.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Study
The fireplace-equipped study greets guests entering from the lower level. 
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Study

    The fireplace-equipped study greets guests entering from the lower level.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Master Bedroom
A former hayloft, located above the stables for the horses that pulled hearses for the funeral home, has become a quiet retreat, with blackout shades and a custom fireplace combining to make it cozy even in the dead of a Chicago winter. The space contains a Shell Chair by Hans Wegner on the left, along with an array of Ikea pieces. 
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Master Bedroom

    A former hayloft, located above the stables for the horses that pulled hearses for the funeral home, has become a quiet retreat, with blackout shades and a custom fireplace combining to make it cozy even in the dead of a Chicago winter. The space contains a Shell Chair by Hans Wegner on the left, along with an array of Ikea pieces.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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  Master Bathroom
Summer sunshine streaming through the east-facing third-floor windows warms the porcelain tiles in the master bathroom, designed with custom vanities and drawer pulls.
 Photo by Morlen Sinoway
    Master Bathroom

    Summer sunshine streaming through the east-facing third-floor windows warms the porcelain tiles in the master bathroom, designed with custom vanities and drawer pulls.

    Photo by Morlen Sinoway

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