Name: Sam Marts and Nick Sistler
Location: Bucktown, Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 27 years; owned
This is the house of Sam Marts, an architect, and Nick Sistler, a visul artist who works primarily in painting, and is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago. Besides being a living space, it is also an artist studio for Nick and a space for socializing. Every summer and winter for the past 26 years, they have hosted an Ice Cream Social (for their anniversary) and a Chili Party (for the Dot House anniversary), which draw numerous friends, and friends of friends, from all around Chicago.