Before & After: A Chicago Architect Straightens Out Her Victorian Cottage’s Unwieldy Floor Plan

Removing a questionable staircase, Danielle Beaulieu brings light and fluidity into her 130-year-old home.

Architect Danielle Beaulieu and her husband, David Welch, found their 130-year-old Victorian worker’s cottage in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in 2017 after scouring the market and touring everything from turnkey flips, to new constructions, to total teardowns.

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