Friday, January 16, 2009

Wicker Park for Modern Single Family Homes

Wicker Park and Bucktown in Chicago are known for modern new construction single family homes and renovations. Some of it bad... but some really, really good an fitting for the surroundings. While evaluating a future listing in the neighborhood, I stopped to take a shot of these two houses sitting back to back near the quiet corner of Hermitage and Crystal in Wicker Park.

Two types of modern here... a more industrial, even abstract attempt above. Below, more of my style... blending modern in with the neighborhood with choice of design and wood material. The staircase still makes an heavy industrial statement, less you forget this is no ancient farm house.

I dig the mod "barn house". Looks like it was a major renovation job... bravo.

Well done modern homes like these will sell in the $1,100,000 to $1,300,000 range.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

More info on house #2 here.