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Artful Living
Brian Justice | October 10, 2014

Spacious yet intimate, perfect for a party of two or 200, local restaurateur Pamella Capitanini (Italian Village being her main claim to fame) has artfully organized her 5,500-square-foot loft—including a nearly 2,600-square-foot first floor...

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Up and Away
Maile Pingel | October 10, 2014

London, United Kingdom
$20 million

THE LOWDOWN It really doesn’t get better than this. Set in the top two floors of The Heron, the largest residential tower built in London in the last 30 years...

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Tastemakers
Becca Hensley | October 10, 2014

There are hotels, and then there are Design Hotels. Thanks to the ingenuity of founder and CEO Claus Sendlinger, guests of the distinctive properties have come to expect a sojourn...

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Home Grown
Sarah Ryan | October 10, 2014

For design entrepreneur Pam Daniels, life is one big improvisation game. “The ability to take whatever you are given and respond to it with a ‘yes, and’—the capital phrase in improv—is an instrumental skill in design,”...

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Beautiful Musings
Brandy Kraft | July 14, 2014

Modern master Yigal Ozeri, best known in the world of photorealism for his allegorical portraits of women in natural environments, has turned his artistic gaze toward Chicago. His exquisite series, Photorealism in the Digital Age,...

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Trading Places
Katie Anne Orr | July 14, 2014

Being the great magician that it is, Chicago can take on all different shapes and sizes for those who inhabit it, conjuring different memories. For two Aspen dwellers who met at the Board of Trade some years ago, those memories include the seduction...

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Masters of the House
Maile Pingel | July 14, 2014

Lurin, St. Barts, French West Indies
Price Upon Request
THE LOWDOWN With a prime location atop Lurin’s Lotissement Andres neighborhood, this singular residence has no shortage of light...

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Over the Top
Beth Weitzman | July 14, 2014

Having traveled the world—staying at many a luxury villa along the way—my “wow” standards are, needless to say, quite high. But, sauntering into Villa Manzu, nesting in the...

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Home, Away
Diana Bitting, Tate Gunnerson & Hannah Cole | July 14, 2014

"Work hard, play hard;" the motto of many a stoic Chicagoan. But certain seasons require a plane ticket to play out-of-doors, so we visit five vacation destinations owned by area residents—all turned from...

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Big Picture
Diana Bitting | July 14, 2014

Modernists rejoice: You’ve got another convert. Len Goodman, a criminal defense attorney, fully intended on a traditional Victorian-style gray stone home to rise from the plot of land he purchased in Lakeview across from Lincoln Park. But once Dan...

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Climbing High
Jessica Cochran | April 11, 2014

Inside the walls of Chicago’s ubiquitous yet nondescript artist studio buildings (they function something like art-world speakeasies), hundreds of artists make and moonlight in thriving independent communities. One of the newest, Stairway...

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