Cooking Light Chicago Fit House Exterior Street View in Lincoln Park
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Welcome to Lincoln Park

Located in Chicago’s charming Lincoln Park neighborhood, this four-story, 5,400-square-foot home is chic, sophisticated, and environmentally friendly.


Cooking Light Chicago Fit House Exterior Street View in Lincoln Park
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A Fit House

To keep the home Green, builders used materials sourced within 500 miles of the Chicago home. The limestone was quarried from Indiana, and General Shale brick came from Louisville, Kentucky.


Brown and neutral living room with wall of bay windows, modern, contemporary
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Living and Dining Room

Bay windows on the far wall frame city street views. An antique curio table holds mementos safely under its glass top.


sophisticated table setting ideas with blue placemats, gold plates and yellow napkins
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Dining Room Table

Custom-designed tables flank the entry to this combined living and dining room, and can be rolled together to create one long dining table.


modern kitchen with kitchen island and chalkboard paint backsplash
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Kitchen

Appliances arranged in a triangle—with the sink, refrigerator, and stove at each corner—create the perfect cooking workspace. Walls beneath the cabinets and above the range are coated with chalkboard paint and serve as a convenient message center.


track lighting on a ceiling, crown molding
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Kitchen Lighting

In the kitchen, chrome-clad track lighting follows the ceiling’s coffers.


modern family room with orange sofa and brown accents
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Family Room

Just off the kitchen, the soft orange sectional sofa injects color into this family space. It balances the darker earth tones used in the kitchen with a natural playfulness.


built-in brown computer desk
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Family Room Built-in Desk

Built in between the family room and the kitchen, this desk serves as a drop zone for keys, mail, and other items that usually clutter kitchen countertops.

 

 

 


relaxing neutral bedroom with floor-to-ceiling padded headboard
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Master Bedroom

A soft padded headboard reaches to the ceiling of the master bedroom, making this 10-foot high room feel cozier.


built-in shelves next to a fireplace
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Master Bedroom
Built-ins

Built-ins like the one next to the fireplace are efficient, practical, and help to optimize every nook and cranny of even the smallest house.


spa-like bath tub
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Master Bathroom

Perfect for Chicago’s cold winters, a radiant heating system keeps floors in the bathroom warm to the touch of bare feet.


modern bathroom with walk-in shower
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Master Bath Details

The all-glass shower enclosure gives the bathroom an open feel, and the soft taupe hues give it a very spa-like quality. 


boy's room
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Boy's Bedroom

A beaded-board daybed in a dark color gives this kid’s room style and enough room to play in.


Locker-style bins in teal and white make for a creative, fun, and tidy storage area.
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Boy's Bedroom Storage

Locker-style bins in teal and white make for a creative, fun, and tidy storage area.


boy's bathroom
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Boy's Bathroom

Green subway tiles and brown cabinetry make this bathroom utterly masculine. The airplane toy, tin signs, and truck towel holder give it kid-friendly spunk.


Classic furniture, a set of French doors, and wood floors make this room perfect for a little girl to grow up in, changing as she does.
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Girl's Bedroom

Classic furniture, a set of French doors, and wood floors make this room perfect for a little girl to grow up in, changing as she does.


The girl's bathroom offers a variety of textures and materials to create a sophisticated yet youthful space.
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Girl's Bathroom

The girl's bathroom offers a variety of textures and materials to create a sophisticated yet youthful space.


The iridescent wall tiles offset the marble countertop, creating stylish friction, while the rounded vanity and ceramic faucet introduce organic shape.
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Girl's Bathroom Tile

The iridescent wall tiles offset the marble countertop, creating stylish friction, while the rounded vanity and ceramic faucet introduce organic shape.


A great spot for kicking back to watch a football game with friends, or cozying up to watch a movie.
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Rec Room

This space is a great spot for kicking back to watch a football game with friends or cozying up to watch a movie.


Exercise equipment and a full sauna and shower are perfect for heavy workouts and relaxing cool down.
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Workout Room

Exercise equipment and a full sauna and shower are perfect for heavy workouts and relaxing cool downs.


All wood wine cellar room
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Wine Cellar

A small platform in the wine cellar is the perfect spot for a quick, private tasting.


entertaining wine bar
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Wine Bar

Dark chocolate cabinets and a textured copper backsplash provide the perfect setting for enjoying a glass of pinot with friends. The durable countertops are made from recycled paper, another example of green building found throughout the home.


Rooftop views lure visitors up to this show stopping entertaining space. Sculptural furnishings and accessories contribute to the gallery-like atmosphere.
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Penthouse

Rooftop views lure visitors up to this showstopping entertaining space. Sculptural furnishings and accessories contribute to the gallery-like atmosphere.


Peaceful rooftops open off the penthouse, and offer contemplative spaces with seating for one or two.
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Balcony

Peaceful rooftops open off the penthouse, and offer contemplative spaces with seating for one or two.


Designers created a private Zen garden right in the middle of the city. Low, comfortable seating is arranged around a wood-burning fireplace. Chicago has three million square feet of greenroofs, including residences and commercial buildings.
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Courtyard

Designers created a private Zen garden right in the middle of the city. Low, comfortable seating is arranged around a wood-burning fireplace. Chicago has 3 million square feet of greenroofs, including residences and commercial buildings.


The multilevel terrace offers plenty of outdoor rooms and seating options surrounded by local greenery. The decking fits its natural surroundings, made from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.
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Roof Patio

The multilevel terrace offers plenty of outdoor rooms and seating options surrounded by local greenery. The decking fits its natural surroundings, made from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.


Plants were selected specifically for maximum drought tolerance. The trees are bonsai-like, in that its containers prevent them from growing like a tree in the wild. They will grow to around 15 feet, helping to bring just enough shade to the area.
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Garden Plants

Plants were selected specifically for maximum drought tolerance. The trees are bonsai-like, in that its containers prevent them from growing like a tree in the wild. They will grow to around 15 feet, helping to bring just enough shade to the area.


A deluxe outdoor kitchen contains a refrigerator, gas grill, wood-burning pizza oven, and plenty of counter space—perfect for enjoying Chicago’s great June to September weather.
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Outdoor Kitchen

A deluxe outdoor kitchen contains a refrigerator, gas grill, wood-burning pizza oven, and plenty of counterspace—perfect for enjoying Chicago’s great June to September weather.


Tumbled blocks of limestone, a common architectural element in Lincoln Park, instantly age the house to make it seem as if it has stood on this street for decades.
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Exterior Stonework

Tumbled blocks of limestone, a common architectural element in Lincoln Park, instantly age the house to make it seem as if it has stood on this street for decades.


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