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Astounding Abodes
By Bonnie Davidson | July 19, 2016

215 Chrystie
New York City, N.Y.
THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie...

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Back to Glamour
By Andrea Mills | July 18, 2016

“Ali always loved this house,” says John Lynch of the historical Victorian home originally built in 1885 in Wicker Park that he and his wife, Ali, bought three years ago. Coincidentally, designer Summer Thornton also loved this house...

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Light House
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | July 18, 2016

The unapologetically modern home going up in Western Springs, a charming community 15 miles west of Chicago dotted with mature trees, traditional homes and a town butcher, piqued neighbors’ curiosity. It was similar in size and scale to...

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Estate of Grace
By Tate Gunnerson | July 18, 2016

“These clients wanted to bring a piece of the city to the suburbs,” explains interior designer Tracy Hickman of the sprawling French colonial-style house in Hinsdale that she decorated for a software executive and his wife, and...

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Welcome Home
By Tate Gunnerson, Laura Hine, Andrea Mills and Jessie Sardina | July 18, 2016

HOT PROPERTY: VISTA TOWER
Vista Tower residences and the Wanda Vista Hotel will undeniably change the face of Lakeshore...

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Natural Habitats
By Ayesha Khan | July 18, 2016

When Barry Sternlicht, the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, formed 1 Hotels, a new brand of SH Group, he knew exactly what was missing from the market: luxury hotels that are also...

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Setting the Pace
By Andrea Mills | July 14, 2016

If being the only local architect chosen to propose a design for the future Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s South Side is cause for added pressure, or bravado, John Ronan certainly doesn’t let it show. A Harvard grad who has...

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Wall to Wall
By Jessie Sardina | July 14, 2016

Despite popular advice, gallerist Monique Meloche has no interest in leaving work at the office. When she locks the doors of her namesake Ukrainian Village gallery and makes the short jaunt home, it’s quite possible her evening plans will include...

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High Style
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | April 27, 2016

Great location, fair price, classic design—any one of those is a good reason to buy your dream home. But for Matt and Lisa Rome, the catalyst for the purchase of two penthouse condos in Lincoln Park was the raw space above waiting to be...

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Well Built
By Andrea Mills | April 27, 2016

To say wakeboarding sparked a career in bespoke furniture design may sound like a tabloid headline, but in the case of local artisan Ben Hanisch, it was a genuine starting point. It wasn’t so much the sport as it was the off hours he spent during...

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Art of the Mix
By Kyle MacMillan | April 22, 2016

Often, in interior design projects, artworks are an accessory, purchased after color schemes have been set and the furnishings have been selected. But when it came to a recently completed two-story condominium atop the Richelieu Flats at 318 S....

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Secret Garden
By Tate Gunnerson | April 22, 2016

“This is a respite from the hubbub of the city,” says interior designer Tom Stringer about the rear garden that he shares with husband Scott Waller. The setting is...

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