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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
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
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
Designer Allessandra Branca sketches a playful tableau in the seventh-floor condo. Trivia: This property originally sold for $1.7 million in 2007, in step with the average price of $2 million when…   See the Image
See how the red leather and brass-studded ottoman table centers this vignette? No one uses this palette better than Branca, as shown in this warm red-, earth- and tawny-colored family room. Check out…   See the Image
We want to invite Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a cozy holiday dinner in this room with touches of theatricality (those drapes) and soothing brandy-colored scheme.   See the Image