Dave is a great guy — friendly, understanding and a brother-in-Christ. He came to my homebuying seminar at Old Town Social, and we starting working together shortly thereafter. His girlfriend, Emily, is just as sweet. The three of us saw a handful of places before finding the one.

Located in historic Printer’s Row, Dave’s new home is an impossibly cool artist’s loft. He and Emily fell in love with it at the first showing. The condo has soaring 12-foot ceilings and exposed white ductwork. My favorite part is the way the light pours in and dances across the airy space.

The South Loop is a noteworthy neighborhood. It offers some of the best spots in the city — like The Scout and Spoke & Bird. For Dave’s closing gift, I decided on a gift certificate to the Jazz Showcase. Dave and Em love live music and adventurous dates, so I figured the local jazz club would make for the perfect night out.

Congratulations, Dave. I know you (with the help of your Pinterest board and Em) will create a uniquely beautiful home.