In Roscoe Village, this home sits on a quiet block of Henderson Street that features a lush, walkable parkway planted with evergreens and leafy mature trees. The home is owned by an art collector and sculptor who has adapted the space and filled it with treasured objects throughout the past 20 years.
When the owners first moved in, the home was a two-flat but while living there, they converted it into a single-family home with two bedrooms, an artists studio, a den, and two bathrooms. There’s a spacious backyard with a koi pond and an unusual, rounded corrugated steel garage.
The exterior features a colorful, geometric addition which helped create a wall of windows to view the green parkway. The open kitchen and dining room feature salvaged birdseye maple cabinets and an island made of wood saved from shuttered bowling alley from the owner’s childhood, according to the listing agent Steve Acoba.
There are unique touches throughout the house, like the master bathroom door’s moon glass panel (a delightful take on a rustic outhouse door). Also, the stamped tiles in the bathroom and kitchen—entirely crafted, glazed and fired by the owner.
The artist’s oasis at 1747 W. Henderson Street is asking $840,000.