Equally cold (like that segue?) was the 1892 Louis Sullivan Charnley-Persky house. To it's credit, there was no decoration or meaningful furnishing in the house whatsoever, so it's hard to gauge the true feeling of the place. Even more so since the vestibule was undergoing restoration and couldn't be viewed. And yes, my pictures are still awful. There were very few tours of this one, and it was inexplicably crowded and rushed. No one was here to see Sullivan, they were only interested in the FLW connection. Oh well, other than the stunning carving and mosaic fireplace there wasn't much to see beyond office space.
The range hood on the other hand... I could be convinced to sell my soul for that one...
I really ought to try and dig up some early photos while it was still a residence, but instead, I'm going back to work in the basement and dodge that uncomfortably cold drizzle outside. Oh Spring, couldn't you have lasted long enough to let my magnolia bloom, instead of just freezing the buds to little blacked bits?
postscript: you can actually own a piece of the Charnley-Persky house... http://www.urbanremainschicago.com/products/museum-quality-artifacts/louis-sullivan/pair-of-historically-important-gothic-style-19th-century-museum-quality-james-charnley-residential-interior-ornamental-cast-bronze-door-push-plates.html