A 1980's time capsule COTTAGE in BRIDGEPORT Chicago.

   Meticulously styled 1980s HOUSE for your fashion shoot or flashback film needs.

Inspired by the surrealistic 1980s deco movement, this cottage is a trip!  Located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, it features large windows with northern exposure for soft, but bright indirect light.

    Owner Meg is a big fan of the artist Duggie Fields, who once wrote that maximalism is “minimalism with a plus, plus, plus.” That sentiment is on full display in her 1885 Bridgeport worker’s cottage turned 1980s playland, all in homage to a decade that’s seen a resurgence as of late.

A single-family home wasn’t exactly what Gustafson, a planner for the City of Chicago, was looking for when she went in search of a place to buy in 2018. She had her sights set on a two-flat, hoping to share the building, but not an apartment, with someone. However, she was continually getting outbid in the process, and was hitting her price limit, all while knowing renovations would cost tens of thousands of dollars on top of the sale price.

The 1,400-square-foot worker’s cottage that would ultimately become Gustafson’s had been in one family for 85 years, elevated on wooden pillars after the streets were raised in the 1910s.


Photo shoots (stills):

Cast & Crew -

3 people or less: $75/hr
5-7 people: $80/hr
8-10 people: $100/hr
10 people or more: Please inquire.

  • All photo shoots have a 3 hour minimum.

  • Cleaning Fee of $125 for shoots of 8 people or more or 6 hours or more.

  • Shoots booked with less than 72 hours notice will be charged an additional $50 fee

Film shoots: Please inquire for rates



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