Location: Wicker Park; Chicago, Illinois
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years
As a young person living in Chicago, I spent many hours rambling though Wicker Park, an area of the city that used to be synonymous with art and music. The neighborhood, home to historic flats on shady, tree-lined streets, has since been gentrified six ways from Sunday. But when I visited Joe and Bonnie's 19th-century flat, filled with vintage charm and artwork, books and rare finds, I was reminded of the Wicker Park I once traversed for inspiration— a neighborhood with historic roots and an artistic soul.