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About mdejong11

Residential contractor/artist

The Builder

I, Mark deJong, was born in Holland and raised in Cincinnati from the age of 4. My background includes a formal education in Fine Arts followed by a career in residential construction, where I gravitated toward a specialization in plaster restoration, … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Laura Hasenstab lived in the house for about 25 years. She started a Chihuahua rescue from her home here. Sadly I didn’t get to meet her since she passed away about 9 months prior to my purchasing the house. She was … Continue reading

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The End

 

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About

Welcome to 1407 Chase, also know as the Square House, which was purchased in February 2014. I restored, renovated, revitalized and, ultimately, put it back on the market. What started as a simply re-do ended up being so much more…  Having … Continue reading

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The Art

1407 Chase was built in 1910 in a style called the “American Foursquare”, hence the square theme. The Square House name also plays off of my previous renovation – The 5k House, which is now referred to as “The Circle House”. The … Continue reading

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Me

Working with the different artists was a blast… that inspiration coupled with what felt like natural fits, I also made a few pieces of art. Most will stay with the house, such as the wardrobe in the entry, the linoleum … Continue reading

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Jeff Jones

Jeff paints on plexiglass, giving a lovely, hard-to-place depth to his paintings. His color palette worked perfectly with the wall color. His painted shapes played with the dancing, ever-changing light found in the two bedrooms on the third floor.   … Continue reading

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Carmel Buckley

Carmel has been working on a printing/drawing series to be developed into a book with a colleague of hers at Ohio State University. She prints old, large block type by hand, sometimes only once, other times repeatedly, then compliments the … Continue reading

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Anthony Luensman

Tony re-created a piece he’d done previously for another show. The ladders are cast in clear tinted resin giving a candy-colored appearance. The piece is made in memory of his childhood pet parakeet. I was amazed at how each of the … Continue reading

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Paige Williams

It was wonderful observing Paige work on this piece; to have the opportunity to see her in action and the thoughtfulness she brings to the art-making process.

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