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Studio V Design

Krause Music Store

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4611 N. Lincoln Ave.


Lincoln Square / Ravenswood


Louis Sullivan, 1922


The Krause Music Store was architect Louis Sullivan’s final project. Today, it is home to Studio V Design, a firm that specializes in integrated marketing communications and brand design. The green terra-cotta facade, with its elaborate plant forms and geometric patterns, is one of Chicago's most recognizable storefronts. After decades as a funeral parlor and then a store, Peter and Pooja Vukosavich purchased the building in 2005 and embarked on an extensive renovation with Wheeler Kearns Architects, which won several awards. The architects transformed the interior into a contemporary, light-filled office space, culminating in a peaceful Zen garden in the back. The building is now for sale to the next caretaker of this extraordinary piece of history.

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