Midwest HomeMidwest Home Chicago, 'Marriage of Styles' by Jessic Royer Ocken
'The original units included upper levels, which are now joined and expanded into a second floor with slate-tile and steel-mesh flooring. Filtered light and multiple plants hanging from railing bring in the outdoors. The upper level includes two offices, a guest bedroom, the owner’s suite, and access to the roof, while still leaving the lower-level living areas open – a glorious 16 feet to the ceiling. ‘You can’t change the aesthetic in a building like this’ says Scrafano. The space has a bold, strong personality – but its inhabitants are even stronger.'