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Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Monday afternoon was an exceptionally warm October afternoon, so I was happy to have errands to run downtown. The loop was eerily quiet as it was warm, so I’m guessing many opted to take a vacation day to enjoy one of the last nearly 80 degree days before it snows. Isn’t Chicago gorgeous? ↔ ↔ […]

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Open House: Eugene and Barbara’s Indian Boundary Park Co-Op

Open House: Eugene and Barbara’s Indian Boundary Park Co-Op

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society hosted its annual House Walk in early May, and it was a particularly good one, highlighting notable homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including units in the Park Castles and Park Gables buildings. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had a more fun and interesting afternoon. Longtime […]

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First look at a lakefront home?

First look at a lakefront home?

Several months ago I wrote about the Baugher’s, a Wilmette couple who bought the derelict old home on the primo lakefront lot next to their Sheridan Road home. Seeking development ideas, the Baugher’s enlisted the help of New Trier architecture teacher Josh Wood, whose 24 students competed to design an eco-friendly home incorporating universal design […]

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Florence first impressions

Florence first impressions

There’s only so much you can do with an IPhone camera, but the light was too good, and I was too enthralled not to take a few photos when I finally logged off the computer and took a walk outside last night. As I strolled the streets of Florence near dusk, I was reminded that […]

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Open House: The last days of a Wilmette home

Open House: The last days of a Wilmette home

Everybody thought newlyweds Peter and Robin Baugher were crazy when they bought their quirky little Wilmette home for $250,000 more than 20 years ago. But the house was hardly the point, and in 1990, they tore down the modest dwelling and constructed a brand new house to take full advantage of the excellent lake views. […]

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Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Describing a place as touristy conjures up images of senior citizens on tour buses and camera-toting oblivions holding up traffic. The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely touristy. I was the camera idiot, and there were loads of senior citizens and everybody else too. The word ‘throngs’ seems apt. But the landmark’s also spectacular and even […]

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Andrew Rebori designed building featured in Architectural Digest: Where have I heard that name?

From Architectural Digest. Note the stairway photo in the upper right corner. Architectural Digest recently featured an Andrew Rebori-designed building located here in Chicago. You may recall that Rebori designed the Heister’s gracious condo (which was the subject of a recent Open House). The stairway is a dead giveaway. My blurry photo from the Heister’s […]

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