Minimize and Modernize: A Cottage for the Times

July 01, 2010 in Chicago

After tearing down the 1960’s ranch-style home they inherited along with their Lake Michigan land in Saugatuck, this couple decided it was time to minimize and modernize. Architect Charles K. Carlson was enlisted to build the... read full post →

Urban Chicago Home Gets a Poolside Retreat

June 30, 2010 in Chicago

Urban designer manages to fit a swimming pool, lawn, garden and fountains onto a Chicago city lot Creating a serene backyard retreat complete with a pool and dancing water feature is a complicated task. But doing so on an urban lot in... read full post →

How an Architect Tricked Out his Own Chicago Home

June 08, 2010 in Chicago

Gerardo Cerda, an architect for Froelich Kim + Cerda Architecture, had big plans for his own home recently purchased in Bucktown, Chicago. But before demolition day, second thoughts led him to question whether he could salvage the... read full post →

A Stellar Chicago Remodel: the Art of Curb Appeal and Location

March 08, 2010 in Chicago

Sometimes when buying a home, location trumps design…and curb appeal just falls to the wayside. In 1998, when one couple was weathering a move from California to Chicago at a time when not much was available for the taking,... read full post →

A Chicago Remodel Worth its Celebrity Status

March 05, 2010 in Chicago

If the celebrity status of a designer is any indication of the work they produce, then big things were expected from Nate Berkus when he helped remodel this sprawling space atop the Palmolive Building on North Michigan Avenue in... read full post →
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