My wife and I live in Chicago and recently completed a large conversion project. We bought a 100+ year old 2-flat building that was originally a tin shop and most recently an auto garage in late 2015. We just completed this conversion earlier this year.
We are photographers who work together, and we have transformed the first floor space into a studio and small event space while also conserving some important architectural details and paying homage to the building's history. We transformed the large front driveway into a private courtyard and hired an international artist to design a custom mural for us to enjoy. We installed a new garage that can be opening to create a free-flowing indoor/outdoor space. We also built out the entire second floor to be our residence--we now live there with our 4 month old daughter and our pup, Buddy.
My wife is not a designer, but she had the vision for this space--everything inside is custom and one-of-a-kind.
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custom chairs with powder-coated steel frames, walnut chair backs with embedded brass logo designed by owner Michelle Lytle
original factory windows were repaired and restored
steel supports were conserved and painted and original brick walls were preserved and white-washed
Globe lights are LED Phillips Hue color changing