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Deep Seated
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 23, 2015

With his movie-star good looks and an equally stellar design résumé, it’s no surprise that accolades have come to Zanini de Zanine in a steady stream. There’s no slowdown in sight...

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Permanent Vacation
By Maile Pingel | April 23, 2015

Canyon Point, Utah
$7.5 million

THE LOWDOWN Mesa One is the first of 36 villas designed by Manhattan-based architect Annabelle Selldorf for the award-winning Amangiri resort. The fully...

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In Good Taste
By Rima Suqi | April 23, 2015

I can’t help but feel as if I’m being watched. Perhaps it’s the larger-than-life eyes painted on my headboard or the faces fronting every throw pillow in the room. I have only myself to blame. A few weeks before arriving at...

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Water Vision
By Kerrie Kennedy | April 22, 2015

The path from the former Soviet Union, circa the 1970s, to lakefront living in Winnetka in 2014 is an improbable one, yet it’s the story that belongs to North Shore residents Milena and Leo Birov, whose house is testament to their impressive...

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Blue Skies
By Tate Gunnerson | April 22, 2015

“This house has a quiet, Zen-like feeling,” explains Wally Alvarez of his and wife Kelli’s modernist home, which stands among natural dunes at the end of a sand and pea gravel lane near Culver, Ind. The nearly eight-block path winds...

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Art + Craft
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 22, 2015

Sheer raw space spoke to Nancy Bernstein the minute she stepped into the four-level brick building, all concrete slab and steel-clad windows, near a busy downtown intersection. She had no doubts. There was so much light; it was new; and it had a two-...

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Fashion House!
By Adilla Menayang | February 3, 2015

For Lincoln Park native Janet Blutter Shiff of Blutter/Shiff Design Associates, it’s all about the Bauhaus. This makes perfect sense, because she grew up (and still lives) in a...

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Icon Status
By Diana Bitting and Bianca Smith | February 3, 2015

1. Elise Bergman
If you dreamt up a synthesis between a chic, polished urbanite and a rustic, earthy gypsy, you’d get this fashion designer in the flesh. Bergman’s journey started...

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Best In Design
By Diana Bitting, Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina and Bianca Smith | February 3, 2015



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A Castle of One's Own
By Maile Pingel | February 2, 2015

Haute-Garonne, France
$35 million

Just a 25-minute drive south of Toulouse finds you in the tiny medieval village of Saint-Élix, where...

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Ottoman Reverie
By Ayesha Khan | February 2, 2015

From powerful Roman emperors to brilliant 21st century Nobel laureates, great leaders, thinkers and visionaries have called Istanbul home for millennia. Overlooking the ancient yet cosmopolitan metropolis from atop one of the city’s seven...

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Glam Revival
By Korey Huyler | February 2, 2015

While out driving one day in 2012 through the northwest Ravenswood neighborhood, Chrysa, an observant mother of three, spotted a foursquare on its last legs and had a gut feeling. Even though she and her husband, Jeff, had been searching for months...

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