Buying Real Estate With An Art Collector's Eye

Posted by Leila Zammatta on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 9:51am.

As a discerning home owner there's no doubt that you appreciate beauty and creativity in all its forms - and that shows in your personal style, your wardrobe, your vacation destinations, the way you decorate your home, and perhaps most importantly, in your art collection.

So naturally, you want your art collection to be showcased properly in your place - simply hanging things up wherever you've got some blank space on your walls won't cut it. And while an interior designer can help you arrange what you've got, sometimes it makes more sense to choose a home with your artwork in mind. This is where working with a real estate agent who understands your collection and your goals might be the smartest decision you can make when seeking a new property to call home.

And that's where working with a real estate agent who not only understands your collection and your needs, but knows which properties have gallery-esque set-ups and lighting or can be easily be customized to better display your artwork can be absolutely ideal. For instance, many of the condos and townhomes in Lakeshore East have excellent natural light and can be further designed to show off artwork to its best advantage - and some of our residents have done just that! And the upcoming Vista Tower will have even more spectacular ways to display your collection against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline, the river, and Lake Michigan.

Some features to look for include ceiling mounted accent lights, track lighting, wall washers, picture lighting and even LED lighting that will protect the integrity of your pieces, along with extra high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and even small alcoves or niches where your artwork can stand out.

If you're interested in making sure that your art collection is displayed to perfection in your Chicago home, get in touch with our real estate team today! We'll help you find (and customize) the property of your dreams. And if you're looking to add to your personal art gallery, Chicago is home to many world class galleries and artists, so you are sure to discover pieces that you love.

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