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03/03/2011 10:35 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

House Tour: Lincoln Square Fixer-Upper Turned Into Warm, Modern Home (PHOTOS)

Text by Kevin Aeh and photos by Erica Gannett, courtesy of Time Out Chicago

A.J. Hassan and Jessica Berger must have great imaginations. When the couple were on the hunt for a home, they looked at a Lincoln Square two-flat with an odd floor plan (there was a bathroom in the middle of the first floor) and a wildly unkempt yard. Ignoring those unfavorable qualities, the couple were able to see their dream home: a two-story house inspired by midcentury-modern decor, but with an eclectic flair.

Hassan, 37, and Berger, 32, purchased the home in September 2009 and moved in during July 2010. In between, they completely renovated the space. They crashed with a good friend (who happens to live down the street), and documented the progress of the remodeling on a blog. "We walked by every day; it was fun to see the process," Berger says.

Read more and check out a lot more photos of the warm, modern space here.

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