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The Great Outdoors
By The Editors | April 21, 2016

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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Natural Selection
By Thomas Connors | February 5, 2016

When thinking of fine homes on the North Shore, it’s the traditionally inspired work of architects Howard Van Doren Shaw and David Adler that usually spring to mind. Although there are exceptions—most famously, the A. James...

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Best of Design
By The Editors with Addie Reese | February 4, 2016


Best Nursery: Gemma Parker Design 
Gemma Parker’s newly established eponymous...

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Town & Country
By Drew Limsky | February 4, 2016

The San Francisco Bay area isn’t simply an affluent metropolis fueled by tech industry innovation; it’s a global luxury capital whether you stay in the city or venture out. The Ritz-Carlton brand well understands this fact—and...

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Bring It Home
By Elaine Markoutsas | February 3, 2016

In the life of sports figures, things sometimes move at a rapid clip. When Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was traded to Chicago, there were only a few months to find a new home for his wife, Farrah; their two sons, Hudson, 5, and Walker, 2; and...

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