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Wicker Park Home Nearly Doubles in Size After Attic Remodel

Architects are known to whip up all sorts of design magic on houses designed for themselves, and the same goes for Chicago-based architect Mike Shively, who managed to nearly double the size of his Wicker Park apartment in a smart renovation. The apartment, which comprises the upper portion of this three-story, circa-1880s building owned by Shively (a separate single-family rental unit takes up the lower level), grew from 800 square feet to 1400 square feet after the second floor ceiling was lowered to make way for a habitable attic.

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