Before & After: Two Architects Transform Their Chicago Condo With Wonderful Woodwork

Architects Annabell Ren and Steven Karvelius take a DIY approach to outfitting their Lincoln Park home during the pandemic.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that when two architects get cooped up in a condo, as Annabell Ren and Steven Karvelius did during the pandemic, they’d turn their attention to reshaping their surroundings. "This is a Covid project for us," says Annabell. "We were trapped inside—we only ventured outside to go to Home Depot, and for curbside pick-up."

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