Here’s a transformation you have to see to believe. Local Chicagoan and co-founder of The Everygirl, Alaina Kaczmarski took a vintage Chicago greystone from drab to fab in less than a year.
Kaczmarski found the 1,600 square foot rental on Craiglist last winter and has since transformed the space to fit her “modern meets traditional” style, alongside her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Fiona.
Take a look inside and you’ll find tons of architectural charm, like oversized windows and multiple fireplaces, paired with Alaina’s knack for styling “old and new.”
See inside this chic and modern Chicago greystone…
Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is home for Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The celebrity power couple known from E! News,The Apprentice and RPM restaurantslive in a beautifully restored brownstone with their 5 year-old son, Duke.
The Rancics purchased the home in March 2013 for $2.125 million, with many of its original pre-fire Victorian features in tact. Since then, they have undertaken a series of renovations to modernize and personalize the home, located at 105 E. Bellevue Place. The couple enlisted interior designer, Lonni Paul, to transform the space in a fresh, blue-and-white focused palette.
Bill Rancic grew up in nearby Orland Park, IL and always had sights of moving back to Chicago with Giuliana to raise their family.
“This city has everything to offer, including a community of people with strong Midwestern values,” Bill says of his hometown, and especially their neighborhood, within walking distance of shops, their restaurants, and Lake Michigan. “We knew the family who lived here before, and they put a great vibe in this house that we hope to continue. We’ve always had one foot here, and now we have two. Finally, we’re home.”
See inside the Chicago home of Bill and Giuliana Rancic…