Mike's Roscoe Village Renovation

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Name: Mike Shively
Location: Roscoe Village — Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a city of narrow and often dark buildings. I took an existing 700 square foot one bedroom with tall ceilings, lowered the ceiling, and turned a cramped attic into a light-filled loft.

Downstairs, I made a large living, dining, kitchen space along with a spare bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs is a bedroom, shower, and work space. I picked a rich cobalt to be the only color in the space. All the other walls are white and change as the daylight moves through.

Thanks Mike!

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