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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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The Great Outdoors
By The Editors | April 21, 2016

BACKYARD OASIS
Space wasn’t an issue, but aesthetics and usefulness were. Enter Schmechtig Landscapes, who created an outdoor spa and entertaining space for this family home north of Chicago....

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Outside the Box
By Maile Pingel | April 19, 2016

Telluride, Colo.
$39.1 million
THE BUZZ Between year-round sports, film festivals and a burgeoning culinary scene, Telluride, Colo., is the place to be, and Paradiso...

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Luscious Uruguay
By Becca Hensley | April 18, 2016

Atop a hill that overlooks 524 acres of undulating vineyards, inside the just-opened, impossibly sleek Bodega Garzón, I speak to entrepreneur Alejandro...

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Feels Like Home
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 18, 2016

The 1-acre heritage oak-wooded site north of the city sat untouched for nearly 20 years. It was the stuff of dreams—a green canvas of birch, aspen and spruce trees to enjoy rain or shine, just waiting for the artful creation of a home that...

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Square Deal
By Tate Gunnerson | April 18, 2016

“You kind of just exhale when you walk into this house,” explains architect Greg Howe of the modern courtyard home on an ultrawide lot in Lincoln Square that he and colleague Pam Lamaster-Millett of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects designed...

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Everyday Getaway
By Mark Wilson | April 18, 2016

“We have five kids, and they’re all busy, running around, playing sports. During summers, we’d try to get up to Lake Geneva, but we could only get up there, like, twice a summer,” Jennifer O’Scannlain laments....

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Sublime Style
By Maile Pingel | February 5, 2016

London, England
THE BUZZ Built by 19th century architect John Nash, the original designer of Buckingham Palace, Carlton House Terrace sits in the heart of the St. James neighborhood. The newly and...

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Ice Breaker
By Tate Gunnerson | February 5, 2016

“Every one of my pieces begins with a block of solid ice or sometimes just a frigid Chicago winter day,” explains Steven Haulenbeek, a former furniture designer for Holly Hunt,...

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