On the Market: 5 Chicago-Area Homes with Beautiful Kitchens

Over the years the kitchen has transformed from a work space into a multi-faceted center of the home. Not only does the kitchen provide our physical sustenance, but also it’s where the whole family hangs out, where kids do their homework, where guests gather for cocktails and more. These five kitchens in Chicago and the […]

An Adventurous Designer Breathed New Life into a Greystone Row House in Old Town

For years, Robbie and Lindsay Everest admired the late-19th-century greystone townhomes with original stained-glass windows across the street from their condo in Chicago’s Old Town Triangle. In addition to their curb appeal, the historic dwellings shared a beautifully landscaped, gated alley—no cars allowed—where children played, and adults broke bread at communal tables.    “It’s a […]

Tour a Chicago Home That Goes All In on Richly Hued, Dramatic Touches

Demolishing walls to create open-concept interiors has been popular for years now, but in real life, wide-open floor plans don’t always work. The homeowners who bought this Lincoln Park single-family home, which was built in 2007 with an open-plan first floor, knew it needed cosmetic upgrades as well as definition between rooms. They brought in […]

Fall Head Over Heels for This Glamorous Condo Home in Downtown Chicago

Young love blossoms with a sense of possibility and an undeniable je ne sais quoi. That was the case for a young couple who reconnected in the Windy City years after they met in college. “Our relationship bloomed fairly quickly,” the now-wife says.   Indeed, the enchanted couple’s whirlwind courtship inspired Brianne Bishop’s design of […]

This West Town Loft Home Is a Study in Minimalism and Texture

Designer Michael Del Piero has a long history of working with a family (who preferred not to be named) on a succession of homes—in Winnetka, New York, Phoenix, Miami and two in Chicago. The couple have downsized and winter primarily in Florida, but they like to spend their summers in Chicago, so they’ve kept a […]

On the Market: 5 Homes on Chicago's North Shore With European Charm

Old-World European design has never gone out of style, as evidenced by these estates that have been updated to accommodate modern family life. Check out these grand, light-filled homes for sale on Chicago’s North Shore that are opulent, ideal for entertaining, and all-around showstoppers.  160 Old Farm Road, Northfield, $1,839,000 This 5-bedroom Provencal-style country retreat […]