A while back I came across a Chicago home in Blueprint Magazine that I adored. I was looking over it again this weekend and noticed that the exterior of the home looked very familiar to me (as in, in my neighborhood and I'm pretty sure I walk by it weekly). So I googled what I thought could be the street name and alas I was right. Not only did I find the home but I also found that it is currently on the market!
The reason I recognized the home is that it is next door to one of my favorite homes to walk by. Can you guess why?
On the left is the exterior of the featured home and to the right - check out that turquoise door! That door is the whole reason I recognized this house. I love that door.
The home is that of Suzanna Bierwirth of Binth. I think it is interesting to see the changes in the home/decor from what it looked like for the magazine shoot to what it looks like now in its listing photos. Here are the images from Martha Stewart.
Here is a living space that Suzanna used as a dining room which is how she thought she would get the most out of her limited space.
This space is in their basement. It's great that it appears to be a walk out and they get a ton of light.
Here are some of the images from the online listing.
First thing I noticed is that their dining room has been turned back into a living room. I'm sure when selling a home more people are looking for a space like this than a large dining room - although I loved the idea of a large dining room and just a little settee versus having a large living room seeing as when you have people over they tend to gather around eating areas. I would have to squeeze my tv in somewhere though if I was going to live that way!
Here is the dining area where that lovely blue settee used to live - the lucite chairs have been switched out for something much more traditional.
The mirrored buffet has also been switched out for a more traditional piece in the entryway. Here you can get a better look at that staircase!
The next few spaces here make me a little sad (the master bedroom and the master bath). Both are much more neutral now without their pops of hot pink!
Love these wardrobes that we never got to see in the magazine!
Here is a larger look at her sons bedroom sans little blue eames chair.
Here is a larger view of the basement.
A second bath.
This is the homes outdoor space - something absolutely cherished by city dwellers!
Now if only I could come up with 3/4 of a million dollars this baby would be all mine!