The Historic Chicago Greystone
A User's Guide for Renovating and Maintaining Your Home
Distributed for University of Illinois at Chicago, City Design Center
In clear and comprehensive chapters, the authors explain the technical aspects of inspecting, maintaining, and restoring a greystone home. They outline four levels of building restoration conditions—Maintainer, Fixer-Upper, Rehabber, and Total Gut—and chart the step-by-step renovation procedures for each level of restoration. The book effectively educates greystone owners on restoration methods that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, financially sustainable, and historically aware.
The Historic Chicago Greystone provides an essential and unparalleled guide to the maintenance and restoration of these treasured Chicago dwellings.