Name: Maurice La Bonte and Todd Brittain
Location: Edgewater — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 5 — owned
This intriguing two bedroom, two floor, 2.5-bath soft loft was created in a 100-year-old Commonwealth Edison Electric Substation Building. Entering the building's lobby (and then Maurice and Todd's place), you'll find old electrical panels salvaged for visual interest and historical context, old wood and concrete beams, gorgeous glazed brick, and iron railings. The ways that Maurice and Todd combine these elements with their love of modern design speak to their sense of adventure, and their passion for loving where you live and playing with ideas.