About this listing
My apartment is on the third floor of a three flat brick building on a quiet tree lined street in Edgewater. It was built around 1920 in Prairie style featuring high ceilings, amazing woodwork and stained glass all of which have been restored. I'm a big fan of flea markets and antique stores so my home is filled with beautiful curiosities. My boyfriend calls it "The museum" but don't let that scare you :) The place has a really comfy and peaceful vibe. It is spacious and open in the way that one can stand at one end of the apartment and see through to the other end. There is an enclosed sunporch in the front of the house which offers a serene view of the tops of trees. The bedroom I can offer has a comfortable double bed and a most prized Eastlake antique dresser with egyptian pharaoh head drawer pulls.
P.S. I usually do not accept requests without a good amount of information about the guests. So please write a detailed profile and put up some pictures. If there is more than one guest include pictures of both people. Thank you!
Guest are welcome to use the kitchen and refrigerator. Also feel welcome to make yourselves at home in the rest of the apartment.
The location is really prime as it's a 4 block walk to either Granville or Loyola redline train stations as well as 6 blocks to the lake. The neighborhood is really lovely and down right lush with trees and flowers (when weather permits) Although Edgewater is a 30-45 minute train ride downtown, there is something to be said for staying here and getting a taste of a real Chicago neighborhood. Staying downtown is great in many ways but it is the typical tourist view and you will not experience what I consider to be the real heart of Chicago where the regular folks live. There are two antique malls, a couple of great coffee houses and restaurants all a short walk away.
I would ask that my guests come in and out quietly after 10:00 pm and especially ask to respect the antique furniture with no water glasses or things that might scratch the surfaces. Also, please do not forget to return the keys. Thanks!