Bohemian Hideaway on the Border of Logan Square and Avondale(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment In Logan Square on the Blue Line.
A Boho Chic getaway in one of Chicago's original Bohemian neighborhoods. This apartment was designed by up-and-coming interior designer Tara Rhode. This one is in a Boho chic style with a combination of Moroccan and East Indian accents. One bedroom is a double bed and the other is a twin and a trundle. All of the beds have new memory foam mattresses. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator, but no dishwasher. The kitchen table seats 6.
It's an old building so there's not central AC, but there are window units in each of the bedrooms.
There's a little deck on the back and a grill on the top floor which can be used on the deck up there. There's a nice view of the city skyline.
There is a laundry room on the top floor of the building with two washers and dryers that each take quarters. There's space to park one car in an enclosed garage with a remote-control opener. Parking is free.
Public transit is very convenient. The #56 bus stops almost in front of the building and goes downtown. A 7 minute walk away is the Logan Square Blue Line station that goes downtown or to O'Hare. There is a Divvy bike station at the Logan Square Blue Line stop as well as an Enterprise car share lot at 2808 N. Christina about a 5 minute walk away.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 1
- 700 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning $65
- Tax Rate 16.9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I'm an artist who has lived in Chicago since 2002. My studio is in the storefront of this building that I bought in the old Polish neighborhood on Milwaukee Avenue. I've turned one of my apartments as an experiment in August 2013. I like to stay in BnB's whenever I travel around the country for my public art commissions and painting exhibits.
Why the Owner Chose Avondale, Chicago, IL, USA:
This part of Milwaukee Avenue is an old Main Street and I think it reminded me of Pittsburgh, where I was born and where my earliest visual memories were imprinted. I've also always dreamt of having my studio in an old storefront. Now I'm living the dream -- and it's as good as I imagined it would be! I started by renting out the building to young artists and musicians because I wanted to create a community in the building. That part has worked beautifully, but I'm the sort of person who always wants to see around the next bend, to constantly be improving. I wanted to see what it would be like to furnish an apartment completely in thrift and consignment finds, so I asked an interior designer friend of mine, Tara Rhode, who needed a starter project for her portfolio, if she'd be willing to take on the challenge. She was and we worked beautifully together, scouring the Midwest, texting each other images of our finds, enlisting our mothers' help in the process. We found many more things than we could fit into the apartment, but thanks to Tara's expert editing, the unit pulled together so well that I decided to do another one which I'm calling 'Bohemian Hideaway'
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
When I moved to Chicago in 2002 from Seattle, I did so because I wanted to live in a larger city that had seemingly limitless opportunities. Chicago definitely did not disappoint! I will never begin to even make a dent in all of the cultural, culinary, and social delights this city has to offer. Early on when I moved here I was talking to someone who had also moved to Chicago simply because they were drawn by the gravitational pull of this big, friendly city and I asked him what it is it about this town that is so attractive? He said, 'Because it's like what a big city should be.' And that's it. It's gritty, it's complex, it's dangerous, it's historic, it's unbelievably diverse, and full of endless opportunities. I can understand why Alex Kotlowitz named his wonderful book on Chicago, 'Never A City So Real'. That sums it up perfectly.
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The entryway is a clue to the cultural mash-up inside. (Design by Tara Rhode)
The apartment was designed by Tara Rhode in a Bohemian Chic style.
An Indian game board above the console and less exotic games inside of it.
More Moroccan tile in the kitchen. New stove, but no dishwasher.
The kitchen comes with a blender, toaster, French press, silverware, dishes, etc
The guest bedroom is off of the kitchen.
The master bedroom has a small dresser and closet, not shown.
The bathroom is all new everything.
The toilet paper, hair dryer, soap and other toiletries are in here.
There's a nice, new French bakery across the street, La Farine.
Fresh Mexican food and killer homemade margaritas across the street.
If you're into over-the-top cathedrals visit St. Hyacinth's one block away.
A Moroccan lamp casts mysterious shadows on the old tin ceiling.
The living room is kind of a pleasure pit. Sorry, no hookah.
I believe this speaks for itself.
New fridge. The table seats six. Also good place for food prep.
The highlights of the kitchen, so to speak.
The guest bed is a twin with trundle underneath. Both memory foam mattresses.
It's quite the Moroccan cocoon.
Even the towels are Turkish!
The outside of the building. Photos of the Bohemian Hideaway coming by 6/21/14
Next to the French bakery is a Mexican grocery store. Open until 8 PM.
There's a wonderful farmers market every sunday 10 - 2 a short walk away.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017
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