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A Cozy English Cottage in Illinois — House Tour

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 21, 2017 01:08 AM
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by Aimée Mazzenga last modified Sep 20, 2017

Name: Christine and Gabe Bridger , Emelia and Jenson Location: Evanston, Illinois Size: 3,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned During long summer walks, the Bridger family would peer into the windows of this 1920s cottage. When it finally became available, they purchased it without even stepping foot inside. The home was not period correct, nor was the space very functional, so they opened up every wall possible without losing the historic charm. During the renovation, the contractor team removed drywall in the kitchen and bathroom to deal with electrical issues. Upon seeing the beautiful brick behind the drywall, they made an "in the moment" decision to keep it (even with the possible heat loss and crumbling). They also used old bed posts for the kitchen island, barn wood as open shelving, and turned a bedroom into a charming sun room. This home was designed to be lived in and loved — it's charming, cozy, and inviting. READ MORE »





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