Every time I go to Chicago I dream about what it would be like to live in the big city. Chicago has amazing architecture, a variety of charming neighborhoods, amazing restaurants, and plenty of shopping and things to do. I think if I lived there, I’d choose a loft or townhouse in a hip location. Maybe one that has a cool, industrial style kitchen like this one by FMA Interior Design, Inc.
Former stores and warehouses are often converted into residential living spaces in the city, so you’ll often see brick or cement walls along with beamed ceilings in either wood or steel. These architectural details lend a charm all their own to living in Chicago. This townhouse used to be an old banjo factory.
Cabinets are streamlined and modern, in a lighter shade of wood than the floor and ceiling. There’s plenty of counter space for cooking and baking, along with two sinks which means more than one chef can happily work in this space at the same time.
The industrial style kitchen has a large island equipped with a cooktop and oven. A funky light fixture adds personality.
Ample windows let in plenty of sunshine and allow for views of the Lincoln Park neighborhood where this townhouse is located. Lincoln Park is a great neighborhood where you can walk to shopping and restaurants. It’s on the north side of the city, but not too far from downtown and the Magnificent Mile.
The kitchen ladder provides access to the upper cabinets, which could be fun or challenging depending on your climbing skills.
From the kitchen, you can see through to the dining and living areas. The post and beam structure was left intact for added character. Large windows on opposite ends of the townhouse make the home feel spacious and bright.
Do you think you could live in a big city like Chicago? There’s so much to do and explore. I’m headed there in two weeks to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker show. I can’t wait!