Anthony & Steven's Modern Organic Condo

Anthony & Steven's Modern Organic Condo

Jason Loper
May 26, 2011

Name: Anthony Almaguer & Steven Burgert
Location: Streeterville — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 4 — owned

When we got a sneak peek into Steven and Anthony's downtown Chicago apartment a few weeks ago, I was definitely intrigued. After the sample photos, I wanted to see the rest of what the couple describe as a "modern yet organic city dwelling". Armed with my camera, I was invited in for a full house tour of their charming little urban oasis.

Steven and Anthony cite a love of nature as the inspiration for decorating this home and it is definitely evident. It is those touches of organic that create a beautiful juxtaposition in their modern, urban home. Here, in this modern high rise, off a bustling, noisy street near Michigan Avenue, sits a quiet, calming oasis.

When Steven and Anthony set out rehabbing the unit, it was their goal to make it feel like a vacation from their everyday stresses as the owners of I.D. Chicago. Mission accomplished! The pale palette and natural touches, not to mention a kitchen and bath to die for, are soothing and inviting. I can imagine that when these stylish fellows kick off their shoes at the end of the day, plop down on the sofa, and throw their feet up on the cork stools, they're able to forget all about the hustle of the world outside.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Eclectic modern

Inspiration: Modern classics with a rustic influence

Favorite Element: There are elements in each one of our rooms. My favorite piece is the large wood stump in our entrance. It really shows that we like to bring an organic feel to our space.

Biggest Challenge: To not bring everything home from our showroom.

What Friends Say: They LOVE the modern look juxtaposed with the organic, natural feel. They also love the small oddities that show up.

Biggest Embarrassment: We're not embarrassed about anything in our home.

Proudest DIY: When we bought the unit everything was outdated from the kitchen to the bathroom. We created a new layout for the kitchen, bathroom and provided a more open layout to the unit.

Biggest Indulgence: Hella Jongerious Beads and Pieces bowl. It's a beautiful piece with a great humanitarian principle.

Best Advice: LIVE WHO YOU ARE, make your home reflect who you are.

Dream Sources: I.D. Chicago - our showroom

Resources of Note:


    • Large wooden stump: (unknown)
    • Beads and Pieces Bowl: Hella Jongerious


    • Sofa: Bensen Canyon
    • Drift console: Blu Dot
    • Cork stools: Mooi
    • Pawn stools: Gus
    • Random Light: Mooi
    • Eames bent ply wood chair


Thanks, Anthony and Steven!

Images: Jason Loper

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