Developers Karen and Bob Ranquist have gotten a lot of nice press for their recent conversion of an old broken-down warehouse next to the defunct Bloomingdale Line at 1804 N. Leavitt St. in Bucktown. And why shouldn't they? The place looks pretty sharp. The couple brought in Miller Hull Partnership to rehab and redesign the triangular warehouse, and they ended up with a huge, light-filled home with lots of old timber beams and brick. Last month, Chicago Home + Garden ran a story about the place with a great photo gallery, and Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin did a video walk-through with Karen Ranquist. The 8,600 square-foot, 5BD, 4.5BA home has been listed for sale since June for $3.27 million, but if you don't have that kind of cash to shell out and would like to stay there on a more temporary basis, it's also available for rent, for $12,900 per month.
· Listing: 1804 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL [Domu.com]
· Bob Ranquist builds another dream home [Chicago Home + Garden]
· From Warehouse to Their House, in Bucktown [Deal Estate]