Old Town Chicago Bed and Breakfast Inn-Luxury Hotel Lodging Alternative Old Town Chicago Bed and Breakfast Inn-Luxury Hotel Lodging Alternative

Designed as a big double house with twin town home like spaces, this select Marcel Freides city house was completed in 1999. Unique among Chicago lodging accommodations, the facility works equally well as a bed & breakfast inn with reservations available by the room or as a whole house vacation rental home.

Because there are two front doors, each zone of the house functions as a self-contained unit with guest space generally separate from host family space. And, because interior doors allow passage between family quarters and guest quarters, the lodging is semi-hosted, with hosts nearby to attend to visitor needs but never intrusive.

"Front" doors are actually off a private walk on the north side of the building. A driveway edged by yellow bumper guards and a black garage door face the street.

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Each of four guest suites has a queen size bed with luxurious, deep mattress, en-suite private bathroom with 2004 Kohler comfort height toilet and oversized shower, walk-in closet with Underwriter Lab rated wall safe, seating area, premium cable TV, VCR, private line telephone and answering machine, computer port and alarm clock. Hairdryers are available on request.

The master suite on the third level, about 400 square feet, also has a french day bed/twin bed for extra lounging or for sleeping and a Kohler steeping tub with whirlpool as well as a separate step-in shower. The mid-size room on the first level is about 300 square feet and the standard size rooms on the third level are about 250 square feet each. The standard size rooms, separated by a small alcove, have interior doors that may be kept open or ajar when members of the same party are sharing the rooms. Occasional beds are set up for extra guests.

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Common areas, shared only by other guests, feature a 45 foot long living room / dining room with Nero marble fireplace, Baldwin grand piano with player function, Florence Knoll couch and chairs, Barcelona chairs and ottomans and a big leather easy chair with ottoman. The art is significant, the furniture sumptuous.

For your leisure time at home, the living room houses an 800 title library that includes Chicago guide books, a phonograph with extensive 33 RPM vintage record collection, a quality VCR video collection with several hundred titles, a big screen premium cable TV with VCR and a radio with CD player.


The fully equipped guest house chef's kitchen boasts a jumbo Sub-Zero refrigerator, GE Monogram Series gas range, convection oven and microwave, Kohler Aquifer purified water, a complete line of Calphalon Professional cookware and service for several dozen. Small kitchen appliances include a 350-watt Kitchen Aid mixer, a Waring commercial blender and a restaurant grade Toastmaster 4-slot toaster.

Our food format is help-yourself to breakfast, snacks and beverages anytime. Our pantry is open. Stocked food and drink includes a premium coffee, a tea buffet, hot chocolate, juice, milk, hot and cold cereals, breads and bagels, peanut butters and jams, cream cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, instant soups and noodles, a variety of cookies, and microwave popcorn and candy.

Guests are welcome to supplement our stocked food and drink with anything they like from the nearby supermarkets and to prepare a meal at home. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the house and may invite friends over for a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

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Rounding out the common areas are a rooftop garden with chaise lounges, tables, and chairs, a penthouse sitting area with plush couch and a conference room / study with parsons style executive desk, leather executive chair and captain's style side chairs.

Ground level storage for bicycles, golf clubs, or large convention exhibits is ample. Laundry facilities, also at ground level, include a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer along with iron and ironing board. The workout area includes a treadmill, Stairmaster and exercise bike.

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Old Town Chicago Bed & Breakfast Inn / Chicago Vacation Rental Home
A Luxury Lodging Accommodation in Downtown Chicago, IL, USA
1442 N. North Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA 60610
Phone: 312-440-9268 Fax: 312-440-2378 Email: oldtownchicago@aol.com

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