Beautiful Listings and a Special Joffrey Ballet Luncheon!

The Spring and Summer real estate markets in Chicago were very active.  In fact, I had two projects line up and close on the very same day!  One was an elegant 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home in the outstanding Lincoln Park 2550 building.  This building continues to rank as one of the top addresses in... Read more »

Winnetka Comes Alive and a New Development "Backstory"!

Long before the One Winnetka project (Developer David Trandel, Architect Lucien Lagrange) got the go ahead from the Village board, I enjoyed visiting Winnetka, and now there’s even more to like.  Yes, the Winnetka Music Festival www.winnetkamusicfestival.com is expected to be one of the top neighborhood fests of the entire Summer!  There will be multiple... Read more »

Lucien Lagrange, Chicago's Architect!

With over Twenty prominent buildings in the striking skyline of Chicago to his name, Lucien Lagrange can truly be called “Chicago’s Architect”!  Even after 40+ years in Chicago he is still going strong, with two new large projects approved and about to be built.  And recently he gathered several of his renowned colleagues from the... Read more »
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Introducing The WINN at Lincoln and Elm

Welcome to The WINN at Lincoln and Elm, formerly known as One Winnetka.  A beautiful addition to the Village of Winnetka, designed by my partner and renowned architect Lucien Lagrange.  There have been enough changes to the plans that the developer, David Trandel of Stonestreet partners, decided a new identity was in order.  I am... Read more »

Lucien Lagrange New Creations and 2430 Lakeview Elegance!

After receiving preliminary approval in late September and a few final changes, the legacy of my partner Lucien Lagrange will include a beautiful structure in downtown Winnetka Illinois, One Winnetka.  The building is designed to blend in with the existing character of the Village while bringing added vibrancy to the area.  I will be the... Read more »

Farewell to Zaha Hadid

You may have heard about the recent passing of Zaha Hadid, a world renowned architect famous for strikingly innovative designs and for breaking new ground for women in architecture. She was a Muslim, raised in Iraq and later establishing a large architectural firm in London, receiving the honor of being a Dame of the Order... Read more »
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He's Done It Again!

My partner Lucien Lagrange has once again ranked highly in Curbed Chicago’s Ten Most Expensive Residential Buildings list.  He has numerous buildings on the list, including the No. 1 building which is his re-design and rehab of the Ambassador West condo building shown above.  I have always admired how he designs from the Inside-out, so... Read more »

Exciting City Skyline "SuperTalls"!

There are three exciting projects that will soon be making significant additions to our beautiful skyline.  First and foremost is a new building at 1000 South Michigan, designed by Helmut Jahn, with a unique, stunning design.  In the left hand photo you are looking North with the Aon building, formerly the Standard Oil building in... Read more »

Natalie de Blois, An Architectural Pioneer

Chicago architect Lucien Lagrange has always admired one of the early American woman architects, Natalie de Blois, and as I read up on her it was truly eye opening.  She was one of only five or six women architects in America with a substantial practice when she began her career in 1944 after graduating from... Read more »
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A "Belle Epoque" Event at the Ragdale Gala and Preserving a Gem of a Park!

The beautiful grounds of the Ragdale Estate in Lake Forest will be the site of the Ragdale Gala on Saturday June 13.  The Gala supports Ragdale, an artistic environment located at the Ragdale Estate, where each year as many as 150 designers, architects, writers and other artists-in-residence enjoy a supportive workspace and freedom from distractions;... Read more »