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  • Everything about this living room is pitch-perfect. The patterning is truly intricate and symmetrical without overwhelming. Note the lovely inlaid wood flooring, marble fireplace, and dramatic arches…   See the Image

  • The home is embraced by foliage outside and blooming in the atrium. It's an oasis-like setting, viewed here from the family room. The boomerang effect of roundness (the ceiling light looks like a…   See the Image

  • This formal dining room has such a playful spirit. (The red and orange masks hanging to the right got a chuckle out of us.) Mint-colored dining chair cushions and the sold dark wooden table against a…   See the Image

  • Home bars can be tricky. You usually see a corner stuffed with a countertop table and that space-eating big screen. But this one makes us feel like dining in and ordering a velvety nightcap to enjoy…   See the Image

  • This past spring the Tribune reported that real estate businessman Joseph Cacciatore, CEO of Jos, Cacciatore & Co., was the "angel" behind a proposed bid to save St. James Church from the…   Read the Article

  • Looking for that special vintage to pop or uncork during a birthday party, a private toast or a private moment? It's probably here in the 250-bottle wine cellar. It's one of those luxury perks that…   See the Image

  • Entrance and pretty view of the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Chicago's oldest house, built in 1836 and now a museum, sits here on 2.5 acres across the street from the Cacciatore home.    See the Image

  • 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

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