We've corralled five properties – from River West to Lake Forest – to see what kind of house you can get with seven figures in and around the Windy City.
Median household income in River West is about $97K and the neighborhood attracts the 30-something set that rent or own townhouses and converted lofts, like this headliner on Randolph. The designers maintained the architectural integrity of this old soldier while layering on pizazz. See the original brick support and trim against the five windows in the background and behind the fireplace? Those recessed lights? Two design eras combined. The circular sofa and stuffed chairs add modern contours. Not shown in this angle – a 30-foot long by 7 1/2-foot deep terrace. Southern exposure, naturally.
By Francesca Robin
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