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    Default A converted switch house

    Location: Waukegan, IL Historic District
    Size: 8,100 sq. ft.
    Type: Converted 1920's AT&T Switch House
















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    Wow. Eight thousand square feet. It'd be a bitch to heat and cool, but it's pretty incredible.
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    i love the blue at the front door

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    I don't like it at all.
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    Its not bad but the walls are too bare where are the pictures , decorations?

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    Except for the bedroom, the furniture is atrocious and too small-scale for the space. It looks bare and depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swwave View Post
    Its not bad but the walls are too bare where are the pictures , decorations?
    I know! It's like "No nail holes in the walls,please."
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    while i don't care for the furniture, the bones of the place are absolutely fantastic! with all of that room, it would be a good place for co-housing with 2 or 3 families or for a multi-generational home.
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    most of it seems very unfriendly. but i absolutely LOVE the blue entry way.
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    Love the structure, hate the way it's furnished.

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    i love the space itself, not so much the way they've decorated. i like the kitchen and dining room.
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    I wish people would stop laying tile in straight lines, it's so boring.

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    whoever decorated this should be fucking shot.
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    The blue entry way would take getting used to, although against the rest of the bland house, it clashes.

    Not a fan of the cubicle partitioning around the house. The columns are quite ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swwave View Post
    Its not bad but the walls are too bare where are the pictures , decorations?
    Thank You!
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