Fine Homebuilding, Summer 1997

Fine Homebuilding, Summer 1997

 

 

When you’re trying to find a livable neighborhood in Chicago, it can seem as though you have two choices: either drab, or completely gentrified. For many couples, our clients among them, Bucktown presented an interesting alternative.

In spite of the persistent efforts of real-estate speculators, Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood refuses to betray its working-class roots. Fashionable restaurants share the block with taco shops. The stark contrast creates a vibrant, lively quality that is prized by many of the neighborhoods residents. But renovating the unexceptional, turn-of-the-century housing stock can be more trouble than it’s worth.

- Bradley T. Lynch, Fine Homebuilding