Blogging ChicagoTribune Magazine: Renovation Issue

Blogging ChicagoTribune Magazine: Renovation Issue

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Janel Laban
Feb 22, 2008

The Chicago Tribune Magazine's Renovation Issue arrived with the Sunday paper. It must be an annual thing, we blogged it last February as well.

This time around it features a project by Patrizio Fradani, a green kitchen by Jessica Lagrange, an expansion by Austin DePree, a Mies makeover and real estate renovation tips from Barbara Corcoran....

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  • A 19th century Landmarked cottage is made over for a family. Architectural Designer Patrizio Fradani took on this challenging rehab after renovating his own cottage. Read all the details here.


  • Three architectural firms take on the challenge of renovating an apartment in the "quintessential Chicago high-rise", Mies's first steel and glass residential building on Lake Shore Drive. Click here to see how Lucien Lagrange, fc Studio and Nathan Kipnis would transform a 1,600 square foot three bedroom.
  • Friend of AT (and House Tour participant) Architect Austin Depree headed up the renovation of a 1916 David Adler designed gatehouse, one of three Adler projects Depree has taken on. From a one-bedroom to a four-bedroom, while retaining the same look and scale from the street - a big challenge. All the details are here.
  • Barbara Corcoran gives her tips for where to focus your renovation dollars for resale here.
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