Name: Brice & Ilene Bloom-Ellis
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; owned
Brice and Ilene are two social workers from St. Louis, where they have a home filled with memories of raising a family, many of their favorite objects, and plenty of space. But, finding themselves in Chicago hotels way too often (Brice travels to Chicago regularly for work), these mid-century lovers began exploring real estate on a small scale. They found beautiful potential in a one bedroom condo from the 1920s, on a quiet street in Lincoln Square, and whipped it into shape with some paint, antique shopping, and a major kitchen overhaul.