You'd be excused for blowing by this run-of-the-mill five-bed frame home in your Andersonville travels— there's little to catch the eye. Behind those walls, however, are gorgeous custom interiors and an oddity or two. The copious amount of curious woodwork and built-ins is credited to the late Berthold Schwaiger, prominent woodworker and founder of the Chicago Bauhaus Studio and Academy. Whether Schwaiger conceptualized the indoor "treehouse" or not, it's that highly peculiar amenity that has us rapping about this property today. A ladder shoots up to the cozy confines (coziness the intent rather than marketing lingo), scaled for the kids. A fire pole brings 'em back down. Among the home's built-ins are some amazing cabinetry, shelving, and fireplace mantels. The master suite is ridiculously good looking, and the top floor has a wood-clad vaulted ceiling and access to a large roof deck w/ skeletal A-frame canopy and solar panels. An attractive yard finishes things off. The ask? $1.15M.
·Listing: 5224 N Wayne Ave. [Baird & Warner]