About this listing
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Located in Logan Square, which is one of Chicago's most-desirable neighborhoods, this charming greystone apartment has been tastefully decorated by the resident, who is an interior & event designer.
Amenities include: hardwood floors throughout, a bright sunny living and dining room, HD cable, wireless internet, forced-air heating, window-unit air conditioning in each bedroom (which cools the whole space), access to a full kitchen, a communal backyard/patio that features cafe bulbs and a grill. It's perfect for hanging out in the summer and fall! The front stoop is ideal to sit with a cocktail and watch as evening falls. There is also a free washer & dryer in-unit.
The space features a mix of antique, vintage, and new furnishings. Rugs were sourced from Morocco, Berlin, and Turkey. The farm table is a family heirloom that's been passed down through generations. The 70's aluminum-frame club chairs will hopefully be reupholstered in grey leather very soon…We have tons of art & design books, lots of rad magazines, and are always changing and adding the the art on our walls.
There are two bedrooms: the queen bedroom bedroom and the full bedroom. The bedrooms are cozy, quiet, and comfortable, each able to sleep 2. Someone could also comfortably sleep on the couch, as it's 8 ft. long and we provide sheets, pillows, and a down comforter. There is space enough in each bedroom for kiddos to sleep on the floor or in a Pack n' Play (you must provide). Beds will be dressed in fresh, clean linens (high-thread-count sheets, down comforters) on the day of your arrival and high-quality, clean towels will be provided for in-home use. You must bring your own bathroom items, but I do have a hair dryer w/diffuser, Chi flat-iron, and a curling iron available for guests.
We live on a charming, quiet street with plentiful free street parking, no permits needed! There is always a spot close to the apartment.
We are LGBTQ allies and are family-friendly!
Guests will have access to the entire apartment, EXCLUDING the closets. There is incredibly limited closet/storage space and we are making the most of it! However I can arrange to have a garment rack available if needed or there are hooks on the back of the bedroom doors for hanging coats and a few articles clothing.
I am always available via text & email. If I am out of town, I will provide an in-town contact person in the event of emergencies.
The apartment is within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and bars in the city, including: Longman & Eagle, Lula, Parson's, Reno, Billy Sunday, Scofflaw, Slippery Slope, The Radler, Revolution Brewing, Yusho, Fat Rice, The Whistler, Boiler Room, Masada, Parts & Labor and more! Also within 5 mins. walking distance: an organic food co-op, Logan Square Farmer's Market, The Logan Movie Theatre, Intellegencia, Gaslight Coffee Roasters, many parks, liquor stores, a library, a flower shop, a bike shop, (email hidden)!
The apartment is located 2 blocks from the Blue Line, which is only 2 stops from Wicker Park, a 15 minute ride downtown to Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, all museums, the beach, etc. The Blue Line also takes you directly to and from O'Hare (30 minute ride).
Public transit is just outside your door! The Blue Line (El train) is 2 blocks away and you have immediate access to the Fullerton, Milwaukee, and Kedzie bus.
The apartment is a classic Chicago apartment in great vintage condition. This means that while it is very charming, it does come with some older-home quirks! The front door sticks when it's terribly humid and the heater rumbles when it turns on. These things certainly don't bother us, but if you're expecting to stay in a pristine hotel with key-card entry…This might not be the website for you.
- be respectful of personal belongings, as many items are antique or one-of-a-kind
- make yourself at home
- cook delicious meals
- go out and enjoy the neighborhood
- call or text me if you have any questions
- feel free to do laundry (detergent provided)
- wash all dishes
- put sheets & towels in the laundry room
PLEASE DO NOT:
- smoke inside
- wear your shoes inside
valid IDs will be required upon checking in
We had a wonderful stay in Dean's beautiful apt. We used to live in Chicago, and when we visit it's sometimes hard to feel back "at home." Luckily, this apartment did feel like home, and the location can't be beat... especially if you're looking to bum around Logan Square and don't plan to rent/have a car.
The apartment is impeccably decorated and full of art, books, and one-of-a-kind pieces. We have a 2-year-old that is really good at understanding "no touch" and "off limits," but I still moved a chair in front of some of the more accessible art, just to be safe. So if you have a kid(s) that likes to get into things, it might not be the best fit for you (or the owners).
As far as logistics go, we got right into the apartment when we arrived. Key handoffs were smooth. Dean left a detailed apartment and neighborhood guide, and was available via text throughout the trip. I never felt uninformed or uncomfortable, and would happily stay again.
We had a fantastic time at Dean's apartment in Chicago. It is very well decorated and felt very comfortable.
So hospitable and kind. We had a couple of last minute changes and Dean accommodated effortlessly.
Had a lovely stay in this beautiful gray stone in Logan Square. Great location and very comfortable bedding :)
Dean's apartment is on a beautiful street in a great location. A short walk to lots of great stuff in Logan Square. The place was clean and thoughtfully decorated. For us though, it didn't feel relaxed or totally comfortable. There were lots of rules about things to be aware of, not touch, etc. The heat didn't distribute well in all the rooms, and when I went looking for a throw blanket to curl up with, I found that two were scratchy and the other one probably wasn't used in awhile and smelled musty. Things like this made the place seem more geared towards looking good than being practical or comfortable. Also, there is one photo in the listing of a well stocked bar cart. All of this alcohol is totally off limits to guests.
Sorry that you didn't feel totally comfortable, Andrea! I wish you'd responded to my texts and asked about blankets-- There are tons of comfy quilts and extra down comforters that I would have happily directed you to. Because this is our apartment, and not strictly an Airbnb rental, some things do have to be "off limits", like our personal closets and the bar…I wish we were wealthy enough to invite all of our guests to use the bar freely, but that's not the case :) Hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise!
About the Host, Dean
I'm from the South, lived in LA for 7 years, and am now happily settled in Logan Square, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Chicago that boasts many restaurants, theatres, galleries, bars, boutiques, and independent businesses.
I am an interior designer & event producer. I love hosting, entertaining, and providing a great experience for anyone visiting my city. Other things I love: my corgi Bunny, thrifting, road trips, late nights and early mornings, travel adventures (especially international), photobooths, champagne, lots of laughing and dancing.