Look inside a Gold Coast home for sale after rehab by antiques importers

Driving the 19th-century facade with a well known cornice at the prime, a regular Chicago appear, the dwelling has rooms paneled with teak from an aged British men’s club in Yangon (previously known as Rangoon) in Myanmar, developed-in armoires made of doorways salvaged in China, exposed brick from taking away most of a wall to enlarge rooms, and a surface area that at a person finish is a kitchen counter and at the other is a phase on the way out to a terrace.

The terrace is one particular of 4 levels of landscaped out of doors house that Van Tress says “we created so we could have a treehouse hideaway in the middle of the Gold Coastline, for the reason that we labored weekends so acquiring a 2nd residence was unrealistic.”

The few have operated the Golden Triangle due to the fact 1989, to start with in River North and because 2021 in a 10,000-square-foot previous warehouse on Grand Avenue in West City. Over the years, they have also made a companion enterprise in Thailand, and hoping to concentration on creating that, they are offering this dwelling simply because “we require a lock-the-door-and-go residence,” Van Tress explained.

The building contained 4 apartments when the adult males compensated a little much less than $1.16 million for it in 2002. They rehabbed it into two two-tale models, but wound up applying the complete issue as their home. A new proprietor could use it as either a solitary house or two units.

“On just about every level of the dwelling, we tried using to increase some factors that have appeal and have a story,” Van Tress said, “and to make each individual level available to the outdoors so you can often go into the treehouse and sort of escape from the city.”