I've staged plenty of for-sale houses with real estate agents, but this was the first time a client asked me to not make a site look better. Welcome Home Chicago Properties is doing residential construction a bit different than most: To make their final product look great, they tear the starting materials out.
|Reconstruction has begun at 3029 N. Menard Ave.|
|A heavy tarp protects the currently topless 4859 W. Patterson Ave.|
|We traveled from site to site in style — via Second City Trolley|
|The tour group got the view from the roof — and up to it — at 2904 N. Nagle Ave.|
...Until we got to 4341 N. Meade Ave., where we looked at a Welcome Home final product. When we arrived, the firm had a home-made lunch ready for us, including meats grilled by managing partner Adam Barrera. The organizers even knew that two people in our trolley had celebrated birthdays earlier in the week, and everyone got cake.
|"Welcome home" to a couple that will soon be property owners|