Tag: Video

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Chicago Magazine visits The Columbian

Chicago Magazine visits The Columbian

If you're a regular visitor to Chicago Magazine's website, you might have noticed how good Dennis Rodkin's videos are looking these days. His latest ...
From the vault: Erie Park, from Freedom Center

From the vault: Erie Park, from Freedom Center

In a few minutes, River North's Erie Park will become A. Montgomery Ward Park. In honor of this re-dedication, and in keeping with the recent theme ...
More examples of porch problems

More examples of porch problems

Home inspector Tom Corbett took me down a North Side alley last month to point out a variety of all-too-common deficiencies in porch and stair const ...
A 6-bedroom, 3-bath bungalow on an East Wilmette cul-de-sac

A 6-bedroom, 3-bath bungalow on an East Wilmette cul-de-sac

Bungalows are as common as hyper-cute 4-year olds in Wilmette, so it wasn’t the home style that drew me to an open house several blocks from the Lin ...
Sherman Park in Back of the Yards

Sherman Park in Back of the Yards

Even with Irish Pirate's huge spoiler, no one came forward to name this nabe. The park in question is indeed Sherman Park, and it's located in the B ...
Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, chickens and chipmunks

Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, chickens and chipmunks

The northeast corner of Glencoe is home to a Frank Lloyd Wright subdivision (video) and bridge, a Keck & Keck subdivision (video), allegedly illegal ...
How to spot improper porch construction

How to spot improper porch construction

We live in a city of wood porches and decks, and we've seen the terrible things that can happen when poor construction goes unchecked. Last month, w ...
The appeal of Roscoe Village

The appeal of Roscoe Village

Midway through our walk around his latest listing, I asked Eric Rojas to set the scene for any viewers who aren't familiar with Roscoe Village. Here ...
Why real estate agents like Bridgeport

Why real estate agents like Bridgeport

During a brokers' open house at the Lexington Square townhomes in Bridgeport yesterday, Joe Zekas asked half a dozen real estate agents to talk abou ...
The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

In an earlier segment from our video tour through 2049 W Addison St #1, Eric Rojas and I at the the living spaces on the duplex's main level. Here, ...
A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

Eric Rojas has found a market for North Side duplexes -- the one we visited last month has already sold, as have several others that he's shown us t ...
Know your fuse boxes and circuit breakers

Know your fuse boxes and circuit breakers

Today's tip from Tom Corbett is this primer on identifying the two most common varieties of overcurrent protection devices found in Chicago homes -- ...
A condo alternative in Belmont Heights

A condo alternative in Belmont Heights

Last week Joe Zekas toured a pristine three-bedroom single-family home with a two-car garage and a full, finished basement at 8152 W Belmont Ave in ...
A stay-at-home tour of historic Pullman

A stay-at-home tour of historic Pullman

If you’re unable to make it to today’s 37th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour, you can see a great deal of Pullman and the efforts to restore and r ...
Creature comforts and great architecture: Why Philip and Erika like life in the Loop

Creature comforts and great architecture: Why Philip and Erika like life in the Loop

Erika, an English teacher at a Chicago public high school, and Philip, who works for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, are new homeowners at 235 ...
A gracious, spacious three-bedroom condo at 433 Briar in Lake View

A gracious, spacious three-bedroom condo at 433 Briar in Lake View

Last week project manager Zev Salomon talked to Joe Zekas about the irreplaceable vintage aspects of 433 Briar and the appeal of its Lake View surro ...
A little ground to cover: identifying a properly installed electrical system

A little ground to cover: identifying a properly installed electrical system

Learn how to quickly identify a properly installed electrical ground system inside or outside of a home in this segment from our new home inspection ...
Walking Lake Shore Drive: Francesca and Joe on 600 Lake Shore

Walking Lake Shore Drive: Francesca and Joe on 600 Lake Shore

The two towers of 600 Lake Shore Drive are among Francesca Rose's favorite new buildings. The towers are considered by many to be some of the best w ...
Structural damage: "It's not going to get better on its own — it just gets worse"

Structural damage: "It's not going to get better on its own — it just gets worse"

Home inspector Tom Corbett points out a classic case of a structural deficiency in a Chicago home: a timber beam that has slipped from its pocket an ...
Quote of the day: You are your kitchen

Quote of the day: You are your kitchen

Over the years I’ve been in a number of homes built or renovated by the award-winning design-build firm of Benvenuti and Stein, but had never met an ...
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