A few months ago, we linked to Dennis Rodkin's article in Chicago H+G about architect Curt Finfrock's Bucktown home. In it, Rodkin reported that with their children grown, the 4,200-square-foot home was too much for Finfrock and his wife, so we expected it to come back the market sometime soon. And lo, here it is. The minimalist and contemporary house has a bunch of unique features, as Finfrock incorporated a lot of salvaged materials into the home. Finfrock told Rodkin that he found a wide variety of building materials on Craigslist, including recycled cedar fencing, tools, electrical supplies, light fixtures, tools, and about two-thirds of the workers that built the house. The second floor has an open floorplan and a few sets of large windows that let in lots of light. To take full advantage of the natural light, Finfrock created a louvre shade system that can be adjusted to maximize or limit sunlight from coming in. There are roof decks on both the garage and the main house, with large planters that hold live trees. The home was completed in 2008, and it came back on the market in 2009 for $1.625 million. it's now priced at $1.275 million.
· Listing: 2318 N. Oakley Ave. [Urban Search]
· Open Season [Chicago Home + Garden]