A Peek Inside: Vintage Chicago Apartment Goes Modern

A Peek Inside: Vintage Chicago Apartment Goes Modern

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Janel Laban
Mar 17, 2008

AT:Chicago reader Eric sent us photos and the info on a really nicely pulled together modernization of a vintage Chicago apartment. The owners brought simple, minimalist good looks to their condo and have shared their resource info...

Kitchen Reno Resources:

Floor Tile: Dal Tile City views Italian porcelain floor tile
Dal Tile Fabrique Italian porcelain wall tile

Cabinets: Custom built lacquered cabinet boxes and drawers.
Drawer runners: Blum tandembox with integrated blumotion (100lb rated)
Hinges: Blum
Drawer Pulls: Valli Valli satin chrome finish (italy)
Pull out trash and recycling bin
Pantry with pull out drawers

Wall Rail: Knapp and Voit chrome wall organizer includes hanging baskets and utensil hooks

Counters: Caesar Stone composite quartz surface (color: pebble)
2" thick solid clear Maple butcher block

Appliances: Wolf 30" gas range with convection and cooling fan
Miele Inspira fully integrated dishwasher with flood control
Miele fully integrated mantel hood with joystick control, dual blowers (650cfm) and halogen lights (hood exhausts to outside air)
Insinkerator Evolution compact insulated garbage disposal 3/4 horsepower
Ariston combination washer and dryer (installed separate laundry box with hot/cold shutoff's and drain under sink)
Liebherr fully integrated refrigerator with automatic icemaker and no frost feature. (dual compressor allows you to set the temp of the
freezer and refrig independently, biofresh technology, interior circulation fan)

Sink: Elkay 42" stainless steel under mount with integrated drain board

Plumbing: complete tear out, installed new copper hot/cold lines and new drain/vent lines

Electrical: new junction boxes and conduit runs.

Dining Room Reno Resources:
Wall Sconces: Thomas O'Brien
Chandelier: Design Within Reach Nelson bubble lamp


Living Room Reno Resources:
Wall Sconces: Thomas O'Brien
Ceiling fan: Modern fan company "cirius hugger"

Bathroom Reno Resources: Tile: Dal Tile italian porcelain floor and wall tile. Dal tile ceramic subway wall tile. Toilet: Duravit Stark 3 toilet Sink: Duravit Vero washbasin (wondergliss finish) Vanity: Custom Built maple cabinet with slatted maple towel rack Shower Trim: Grohe Raindance shower head Grohe Focus tub spout Grohe Focus diverter (installed new thermostatic plumbing valve and new water shutoffs) Vanity Faucet: Grohe Atrio chrome faucet Overhead light and wall sconce: Restoration Hardware
The exterior of the vintage building.

The couple who did the renovation are moving on to bigger projects - the apartment is currently for sale. Check out the full listing here for more pics and a 360 view.

Thanks, Eric!

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