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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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Hello, Pirch!
Barri Leiner Grant | April 11, 2014

You’ve been beckoned to the ’burbs on a Friday evening during rush hour, so you know it’s got to be good. An intimate list of industry insiders, including designers, architects and style-makers, has been gathered. A behind-the-...

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State of the Art, Antiques & Architecture
Diana Bitting, Hannah Cole and Korey Huyler | April 11, 2014

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The Showman
For artist Adam Siegel, 2014 is all about...

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Close Encounters
Korey Huyler | April 11, 2014

You never know what you’ll encounter these days when someone knocks on your front door. It could be Girl Scouts, campaign pollsters or someone volunteering to shovel your driveway. For Thomas Roszak, the strangers knocking on the door of...

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Clean Slate
Kevin Aeh | April 11, 2014

You know that scene on reality makeover shows where they have the big reveal at the end of the episode? The way Jennie Bishop (of the newly formed design company Studio GILD, formerly of Jennie Bishop Design) describes how she presented this finished four-...

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Elements of Inspiration
Andrea Mills | April 11, 2014

Standing in the spacious entrance of this stunning limestone home is almost sensory overload; a brilliant chandelier sparkles in a warm bath of sunlight as the grandiose dining area to the left and the dark, cozy den to the right...

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Strength in Numbers
Katie Orr | January 17, 2014

Dressed in the signature style of Gary Lee Partners, the smooth curves, linear highlights and toned-down hues of a four-story townhome on Lincoln Park’s edge have collectively proven that gray is good; steel can be softened; and...

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A Fresh Perspective
Tate Gunnerson | January 17, 2014

“We transformed a sad ugly duckling into a beautiful home,” says Buckingham Interiors + Design founder Julia Buckingham Edelmann of the pied-à-terre that she designed for a North Shore couple who wanted their youngest daughter...

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Right Angles
Kevin Aeh | January 17, 2014

Let’s travel back in time to a little more than 10 years ago. That’s when the owner of this Mag Mile penthouse apartment was a bachelor in his late 20s. The businessman saw that Michael Richman of Michael Richman Interiors Inc. had designed...

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