Blogging ChicagoTribune Magazine: At Home with Donnie Madia

Blogging ChicagoTribune Magazine: At Home with Donnie Madia

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Janel Laban
Oct 24, 2007

The Tribune Magazine's At Home issue featured interviews with "7 Chicagoans on the Fast Track" about their home life. The magazine only gave a peek at the homes, with one photo each - happily, they also posted a video tour of the home of restaurateur Donnie Madia. A partner in Avec and Blackbird, his residence is a 1400 square foot loft in a former peanut factory in West Town.

From the article: When he planned the apartment's layout in 1999, his goal was to purify the design elements down to the minimum: "There are really only two rooms here. One room is a combination big dining room, living room and kitchen, and the other is my bedroom." A bathroom enclosed within an intriguing architectural cube divides the two spaces. His favorite pieces? An 18 foot long, 8 foot high walnut bedroom wardrobe designed by Michael Koehler, a vintage Wegner papa bear chair (top photo) and the oil painting hanging over the sofa. Check out the video tour here. The loft was also featured in Chicago Home, click here for the article. Images from Slidehow: The Chicago Tribune
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