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  • Let's not hold back: That honey-colored leather is a showstopper. Note the brass riveting detail (on the chair, too). If you buy and decide on the furnished option, make sure you get to keep them…   See the Image

  • John Robert Wiltgen has an eye for this type of stately, regal scheme, as in the columns on the bath. It really feels like you're stepping out of a different time — when Chicago's wealthiest,…   See the Image

  • That's beautiful herringbone flooring, and it's laid throughout the home. Three things caught our eye in this vignette: a window seat, a fireplace and that Depression-era green tint to the dining…   See the Image

  • This gourmet chef kitchen has just about everything: Viking appliances, Sub-Zero fridge, a deck. We ask, can you ever have enough built-ins or counter space? Look at that amazing stove backsplash and…   See the Image

  • From this family room deck (left) you can take in Lake Michigan and Soldier's Field at sundown. Take in the high ceilings and the touch of minimalism amid the striped curtains (note the pillows) and…   See the Image

  • A recent study shows that Florida leads the nation in what one expert called an "astounding" rate of all-cash home sales: 66 percent. And that's just a few percentage points below South Florida,…   Read the Article

  • Here’s an incentive and some context: Remember when actor Vince Vaughn (Swingers, Wedding Crashers) made headlines with the highest-priced condo sale in Chicago history, buying three upper floors of…   Read the Article

  • How to unify contradictions? Here's a sample of ideas in this sitting room with black and white tiles, a neo-19th-century settee and ballooning striped ceiling and walls. An elegant, slightly…   See the Image

  • Second Living Room of Palmolive Building Allesandra Branca Designed

    This candy-cane and frosted living room feels like a sweet, airy lounge. If you drive, the home has two parking spaces. But step out and roam this Streeterville location for Chicago foodie spots,…   See the Image

  • Try these backless red-and-white cushiony seats with the geometric, almost gear-like, legs. This second living room (or library) has one of our favorite lighting designs, with hanging and…   See the Image

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