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....
- 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.
- Jessica Lagrange did a eco-friendly kitchen for the 2007 Merchandise Mart dream home. Our report can be found here and the Tribune's article is here.
- Barbara Corcoran gives her tips for where to focus your renovation dollars for resale here.