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A New Chicago Cafe and Bottle Shop Flaunts Funky ’70s Vibes
Equal parts cafe, bottle shop, and market, this laid-back hangout brightens Chicago’s Ukrainian Village.
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
Simplicity drives the transformation of a cluttered Chicago loft into a clean and calm home.
An Accessible Home Promotes a Lifetime of Well-Being For the Whole Family
Tucked in a Chicago suburb, the Courtyard Residence celebrates the outdoors while responding to the needs of each family member.
Own a Midcentury Gem by a Frank Lloyd Wright Disciple For $1.2M
Noted Chicago architect Dennis Blair declared this masterful, modernist Schell House his favorite residential work.
Before & After: A Rundown Bodega in Chicago Is Reimagined Into a Vibrant Live/Work Space
Moss Design redevelops a deserted corner store into Logan Certified—a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office space—for a newly expanded architecture and design...
A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Near Chicago Hits the Market at $777K
Tucked away in a leafy Illinois suburb, this midcentury modern house that takes inspiration from America’s most famous architect is available for the first time.
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
Midcentury Mashup: A 1950s Ranch House in Chicago Gets a Palm Springs-Style Butterfly Roof
A couple budgets carefully while renovating a split-level house on Chicago’s Near North Side.
Run, Don't Walk to This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Bar in Chicago
East meets Midwest at Prairie School, a cocktail haven for architecture buffs that touts a noteworthy beverage program by mixologist Jim Meehan.
The Brick Weave House in Chicago
Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency.
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a classic split-level house that needed some serious...
Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.
Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley.
Chicago's Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising characterization considering it was once one of the grittiest...