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My Houzz: A Chicago Two-Story Circles the Globe
International travelers bunk downstairs, while pieces plucked from around the world grace both levels of this two-unit home
"around the world grace both levels of this two-unit home... Africa and the Middle East. Eleven years ago she put down roots in Chicago and bought... to have the world come to them. They converted their downstairs unit into an urban... most of the year to international and U.S. visitors. Houzz at a Glance Who lives... od of Chicago Size: Each unit is 1,200 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom... Chicago Logan Square options on the airbnb.com site...."
Houzz Tour: A Soothing Retreat in the Heart of Chicago
"north of Chicago. The husband had a demanding job in the city, so the family decided... about Chicago. Located just off Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent... worked with the family to make this 3-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot space feel like home with... effect. The design is very attractive. Love the neutrals! Also the girls rooms with... with just the pops of color! hi. the design is great Gracias. Gran diseño. How Nice!..."
Room of the Day: A Chicago Living Room Puts Boyishness Behind
"hough the owner of this Chicago condo graduated from college several years ago, his... Henton, the owner’s friend and an interior designer. “The room had dark curtains and... everywhere.” The designer, the owner of Atelier Bea Interiors + Design, created a living... entertain in a style that’s more gentlemanly than boyish.... conniption at the orange. I love the gray and the blues and the 'beige'. The orange is..."
Houzz Tour: A Chicago Loft Rises to the Rafters
Voluminous ceilings and immense windows were the starting point for a renovation that takes two old apartments to new heights.
"windows were the starting point for a renovation that takes two old apartments to new heights... design, the only way to go is up. Thomas Riker and James Dolenc, of the Chicago-based... notes that the terrace has “the most fantastic view of Chicago.” If you don’t believe... levels that the designers eliminated to take advantage of the main room’s 18-foot ceilings... designed with the knowledge that the main living space would be used for everything from..."
Houzz Tour: Vintage Treasure Trove in Chicago
Almost every piece in this eclectic two-bedroom came with a story. Even the ones the owner made herself
"Even the ones the owner made herself... Square, Chicago Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom That's interesting: The mirror in the... original to the apartment — it's what ended up completely selling Fisher on the space.... 90% of the pieces in her home from thrift stores or antique shops, or found or inherited... pressing the seller for any backstory they can give me." Fisher, who chronicles her... modern style. Houzz at a Glance: Who lives here: Dean Fisher and her corgi-beagle..."
My Houzz: Color and Vintage Style Jazz Up Tradition in Chicago
Orange walls and one-of-a-kind artwork enliven a small fixer-upper for a couple in Chicago's Hyde Park
"of Chicago. The challenge was natural for the couple, who are both rooted in creative... within the larger city of Chicago. I love taking walks along the lake, through the... sold. The style of the homes they toured — spec homes filled mostly with granite... welcomed the challenge of an early-1900s fixer-upper in the Hyde Park neighborhood of... around the world. But when the couple started their home search, they found that..."
Picture Windows, Chicago-Style
"house in the suburbs of Chicago. One is the view of the trees, cars, and neighbors'... to as a Chicago window. This ideabook collects a bunch of Chicago windows, in the... afforded by the large picture window in our living room. The style — double-hung windows... believe was the first use of the Chicago style window, the Carson Pirie Scott building... associated the start of the Chicago window with the Reliance Building from five years..."
City View: Chicago's Contemporary Design Will Blow You Away
Take a whirl through the Windy City's interiors and you might be surprised — they're not all in the conservative camp
"through the Windy City's interiors and you might be surprised — they're not all in... across the globe, bringing back diverse ideas and styles, Chicago is at the forefront... School at The University of Chicago, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 860-880 Lake Shore Drive... contemporary Chicago designers are quick to point out that the Windy City often gets shrugged... further from the truth. I reached out to eight design professionals in Chicago to find..."
Houzz Tour: Child-Friendly Two-Bedroom in Chicago
"ng to the wind, a couple let good taste and common sense be their guide... forget the exact source, but the gist of the piece was that French children learn... with all the fragile pieces and delicate furniture," Lee says. "In the same way, we... crawl, for the most part they've maintained their contemporary sense of style. Here's... about how the French don't babyproof their homes; they just use common sense. This simple..."
Modern and Traditional Converge on Coveted Chicago Blocks
As newer structures replace old on a pair of desirable streets, architects are challenged with how best to bring in modern styles
"various styles out of scale with the charming gable houses from as early as the 19th... The blocks of Orchard and Howe streets just south of Armitage Avenue in Chicago's... two of the most desirable residential stretches in the city. Yet as this ideabook... show, the historical fabric of the area is being annihilated by this desirability... As is the usual with my ideabooks, the focus is on modern and contemporary houses..."
Houzz Tour: A New Chapter for a Storied Chicago Building
Al Capone may have once run the joint, but this top-floor unit had lost its character — until an interior designer moved in
"once run the joint, but this top-floor unit had lost its character — until an interior... escape the dirt and stench of turn-of-the-century downtown Chicago, and later, during... occupied by the same man for the previous 20 years, and he did little to alter the newer... around the world for many years. The Michigan native made stops in London, Washington... moved to Chicago, it was with the intention of settling down. Perhaps it’s appropriate..."
Houzz Tour: Schoolhouse-Turned-Home in Chicago
A family of seven settles into a dream modern-industrial home that reflects both their green philosophy and their fun, casual lifestyle
"house, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Goulette's clients had a specific... beginning with the way they lived in their home," says Goulette. The result is an innovative... blended with the old building and had many green features. And they wanted to stay within... torn down the existing structure. But our clients were adamant about teaching their five... five kids the benefits of environmental responsibility and working with what they had..."
My Houzz: Modern Loft Living in Chicago
"in to the modern home of stylist Benjamin Cottrell, you get the feeling you are entering... contemporary. The 900-square-foot loft is filled with modern fashion trends and a hint of... cream as the base colors for his home, adding a colorful accessory choice each season... od of Chicago Size: 900 square-foot loft; one bedroom, one bath... in with the owner regarding the brand of paint and the exact name of the shade. dhammon..."
Houzz Tour: Historical Modern Chicago Makeover
"many of the original details with glitzy faux finishing, but the bones of the house... Queen Anne-style home in Chicago's popular Lincoln Park neighborhood was the perfect place... and give the home a sleek contemporary look. The result is a beautiful blend of traditional... contemporary styles that reflects the homeowners' family-centric lifestyle. "They never... beautiful. The clients hired Jean Dufresne and his team at SPACE Architects + Planners..."
Modern Marries Traditional in a Chicago 'Shotgun' Home
Empty nesters enjoy a house that blends gable roofs and oak paneling with stainless steel, open spaces and bright interiors
"admired the work of the husband and wife architect team of Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker... such as the project featured here, which they call the Shotgun House. Built for a... most of the time but can expand when children and others visit. By placing the extra... bathrooms on the second floor, Cohen and Hacker were able to keep the first floor compact... One of the things I've always liked about the couple's work is their ability to apply..."