On a blustery winter day, I drove to Andersonville for my first meeting with Adam and Ange. I had been introduced to Ange by a past client. At that time, she was a professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (my old stomping grounds), getting ready to move to Chicago to teach at Northwestern. Adam, her doting fiancé, is a musician and teacher. When we met, he was in grad school at U of I. The two made a lovely match.
We spent a few Saturdays house-hunting, but it didn’t take long for Adam and Ange to find their home. They chose an elegant vintage condo in a Margate Park high rise. This is one of the most underrated neighborhoods in all of the city. It is a historic area, bound by Sheridan Road to the west and Lake Michigan to the east, and nestled in between Foster Avenue and Lawrence Avenue. The streets are tree-lined and breezy, and the homes (single families, co-op’s, converted condos) are masterfully designed, many of them built in the 1920s during Chicago’s Jazz Age.
Adam and Ange’s place offers the perfect balance of old and new, from the original parquet floors to the completely rehabbed kitchen. They closed on it in April, and just a few weeks later, they got married (!!!). Now, Adam and Ange are all moved in, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Congratulations, you two, on a beautiful home and marriage.