7946 W Catherine St., Norwood Park IL

I went to check out this two-bed,  1 bath ranch house near O’Hare airport and totally fell in love with its old-school flavor. Sunken living room? Check. Mustard appliances? Check! (Also, an ovenless kitchen… bizarre!) And dreamy wallpaper, check check check. This one is my favorite, from the bathroom. You see, if the snowflakes are…

Around Chicago: Morton Arboretum

If you’re looking for something less structured than a conservatory, but more walkable than a forest, the Morton Arboretum is for you. It’s in Lisle, which, from where I live (Little Village, southwest of the Loop) is about a 1/2 hour drive during non-peak hours. It’s early spring still, so the staff chagrinedly admits there…

2744 W. 18th Street, $900 – RENTED

This apartment has some idiosyncrasies, I’ll give you that! The entire building is made of two buildings that were converted into one. Two front doors? Check. An exposed boiler? Check. A bedroom window that faces the rest of the apartment? Check. Although, perfect for playing “drive thru”! Ha! Some good stuff about it? It’s huge……

Make It How You Want It

See that painting of the flowers? It’s a much-needed filler of empty wall space that had been gnawing at me. I’d been wanting to get my mitts on a Dutch Masters style still-life print (or vintage oil, if I were so lucky!) but none were to be found, or at least, not at the price…