George Lowell's Classic Contemporary Apartment

George Lowell's Classic Contemporary Apartment

Jason Loper
Jan 20, 2011

Name: George Lowell Arduser
Location: Andersonville — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,360 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 — rented

Every time I visit George Lowell's eponymous Andersonville store I try to figure out a way I can stow myself away after hours and live there. Every single item in his store practically screams out my name. If his store is this beautiful, I reasoned, his home must be a masterpiece. Luckily, he agreed to a house tour so I was able to find out.


Walking into George's apartment was much like visiting his store – I totally wanted to figure out a way I could live there! Everything about his apartment is swoon worthy.

George's fourth floor unit in a newer construction building has high ceilings, amazing western exposure, and other amenities (hello fireplace!) that make it an absolute gem of an apartment. Of course that would all mean very little if not for George's incredibly stylish interior design.

Indeed, it is George's touch on this space that makes it truly beautiful. From furniture selection to rugs and accessories, everything about his home is stylish classic contemporary.


Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: My style is constantly evolving but it's mostly classic with a contemporary bend.

Inspiration: I usually get my inspiration from the space I'm working with-and whatever it may dictate.

Favorite Element: The high ceilings and the steam shower.

Biggest Challenge: Because the ceilings are so high its a challenge to find large scale items. Then when I do find a large scale item it often won't fit in the elevator so it has to be carried up 4 flights of stairs.

What Friends Say: My friends like the light and open plan of the living room and kitchen.

Biggest Embarrassment: The ceing fans are existing by the landlord.

Biggest Indulgence: A fur blanket on my bed.

Best Advice: Hire George Lowell as your designer!

Dream Sources: Merchandise Mart


Resources of Note:

George Lowell, of course!


Thanks, George!

Images: Jason Loper

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