Located in Chicago’s charming Lincoln Park neighborhood, this four-story, 5,400-square-foot home is chic, sophisticated, and environmentally friendly.
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.
Bay windows on the far wall frame city street views. An antique curio table holds mementos safely under its glass top.
Custom-designed tables flank the entry to this combined living and dining room, and can be rolled together to create one long dining table.
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.
In the kitchen, chrome-clad track lighting follows the ceiling’s coffers.
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 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.
A soft padded headboard reaches to the ceiling of the master bedroom, making this 10-foot high room feel cozier.
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.
Perfect for Chicago’s cold winters, a radiant heating system keeps floors in the bathroom warm to the touch of bare feet.
The all-glass shower enclosure gives the bathroom an open feel, and the soft taupe hues give it a very spa-like quality.
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.
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.
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.
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 downs.
A small platform in the wine cellar is the perfect spot for a quick, private tasting.
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 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.
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.
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 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.