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This greystone three-flat was built in 1908 by Axel Ostrand, who was a very active builder in Edgewater. The original owner was Axel Person. The building you will see is distinguished by a series of horizontal stone moldings which define each floor level with a horizontal line at the top and bottom of each window. This accents the geometry of the front bay windows. The parapet is not decorative as many of those on two-flats which seem to aspire to be the height of three-flats. The three-flat is considered to be the standard height in most of Chicago, so no extra height is needed. The fa├žade is Bedford lime stone, as is the foundation. The wooden front porch has had some replacement work done.

The front door is a double oak and glass door that leads to the standard vestibule with mail boxes and doorbells. The tile floor, in small squares, is designed to look like a carpet with design around the edges. The wainscoting features an embossed wall covering with an Art Nouveau design. The woodwork is also oak. The apartment opens into a hallway which opens into the living room through an arch. The living room and dining room have the original oak flooring and oak woodwork that has been painted white. Both rooms have a cove ceiling with a picture railing. The moldings have been removed from around the entrance between the living room and dining room.

The dining room has two windows in a modified bay which let in light and air. On the back wall is the original china-hutch/buffet which is oak with some open shelves, a mirror, glass doors and drawers for linens. The doorway to its left once had an oak swinging door.

The flooring changes to maple in the private rooms of the apartment. Both bedrooms are off the hallway to the left. It is a wider than usual hallway with a built-in cabinet for more storage. The kitchen in the rear of the apartment was updated years ago, but the original stove vent is still visible. There are two kitchen windows and a nice back porch overlooking a lovely yard.