Winners: Man ‘Rooms’ and Garages

Thank you to everyone—professional and home owner—who sent in pictures of their man ‘room’ or garage in our Best Dressed Homes contest.

Our judges had a tough time deciding among all the beautifully designed and decorated rooms, but here are our winners with our judges’ comments.


Jane and Craig Hutson, Wilmette


Dark green and brown.  The colors and tones and comfortable leather stools are what makes this room for me.  The wine room connected to the bar is a great touch.  It would keep my “Half Acre” microbrew nice and cold.

Wine (cellar, pictured above) as far as the eye can see….Am I dreaming? I love the use of the space all the way to the ceiling. Many times I see people cheap out when it comes to the space over their head. I love the ladder and the use of every inch of that cellar. Very well thought out! Cheers!

Wine cellar. This room’s simple grid and monochromatic color scheme offer a pleasing environment for hibernation.

Honorable mentions

Isabel Wellman, Green Oaks

Nancy and Dean Hagen, Northfield

technology will continue to change man caves. Better, cheaper projection HDTVs will eliminate the need for clunky boxes.

Garage Winner

Lynch Construction,Lake Bluff

See previous months’ winners:

Best Small, Large and Galley-Style Kitchens

Best Master Bathrooms and Powder Rooms

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