by Mark D. Sikes
It’s no wonder that homes are filled with design books stacked next to lounge chairs or piled high on coffee tables. They offer a quick and welcome respite any time of the day and, within a few short minutes, can replace stressful thoughts with design inspiration. There are hundreds, one more intriguing than the next, and it was difficult to choose the first to launch the Home Library feature of our Blog, so I just reached for the closest at hand, a Christmas gift that I couldn't put down. It’s…..beautiful!
I’m sure, like me, when you look at a new design book, you race through the pages of stunning photos, and that alone can be enjoyable and spark new ideas. But Mark D.…
Vista Tower Condominiums for Sale
Vista Tower Ultra Luxury Condominiums and Five-Star Hotel
363 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Lakeshore East, a neighborhood designed by Magellan Development that's home to the Gems World Academy International School and an award-winning six-acre park, will be graced in 2020 with Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper: the ultra-luxury 94-story Vista Hotel and Tower designed by architect Jeanne Gang. The trio of cascading, interconnected buildings that make up this colossus are inspired inside and out by the natural crystalline form of fluorite. Innovative architecture combined with indulgent amenities and white glove service will create the ultimate ecosystem for elite contemporary life and recreation in the…
Interior design magazines and furniture retailers are abuzz with the return of “Mid Century Modern” to American art, architecture, and pop culture. But in a market now flooded with mass-produced copycat pieces, where does a homeowner with a high-end budget begin to recreate this look while prioritizing quality and authenticity?
Back to Basics
Before it was called “Mid Century Modern,” this aesthetic arose from a community of artists and designers in the 1950s. Biomorphic and clean-lined originals by the likes of Eames, Saarinen, Nelson, Nakashima, and their contemporaries now sell at prices in the tens of thousands. While modern homeowners may be able to get their hands on one or two of these coveted pieces, making over an entire…
The city’s only undeveloped lakefront parcel, for years speculated as a prime location for the next new luxury Gold Coast building, was finally issued a construction permit. The eight-story apartment development of 58 high-end rental units will be designed by Booth Hansen with a traditional-looking stone façade, in keeping with the elegance of the neighborhood, and modern bay-like window protrusions. There will be below-grade parking and a rooftop amenity deck with unobstructed lake views
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Luxury Condominiums and a Five-Star Hotel
11 East Walton Chicago 60611
The Waldorf Astoria, built in 2008 and formerly known as The Elysian, was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Lucien Lagrange in the classic beaux-arts style with a European auto courtyard. The 51 luxury condos with large balconies are on semi-private floors 29 through 59 above the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and consist of three and four bedroom floor plans that span 3,400 to 6,400 square feet, capturing panoramic city and lake views. Residents receive white-glove service and enjoy the Waldorf Astoria’s hotel amenities including valet parking, concierge services, catering services and in-room dining. The luxurious spa offers a lap pool,…