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Studio V Design

Krause Music Store

This is an archived listing.

Address

4611 N. Lincoln Ave.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Architect

Louis Sullivan, 1922

Description

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.

Archived In

2019