Posts tagged "Lucien Lagrange"

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 »

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 »

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 »

Will the Lucas Museum Be Allowed to "Park" in the Park?

It could be that the proposed George Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts will end up being ushered in to Chicago by the “Empire” of Rahm Emanuel and the political powers that be.  They want to “steer” the huge spaceship-like showpiece in to Chicago, buttressed by as much as $400 million of Lucas’s own money, gracefully... Read more »

Gracefully Blending Old and New in Chicago's Gold Coast!

First of all let’s get it right out there – I’m so happy about my listing for a special Condominium in the beautiful Walton-on-the-Park building at 2 West Delaware.  It is the best in Gold Coast living with restaurants and the Magnificent Mile a few blocks away. Yet the building’s world is more tranquil than... Read more »

Welcome to West Town, Gaiety at the Goodman, and My Prolific Clients!

West Town stretches from the Chicago River on the East to Kedzie Street on the West, and from Kinzie on the south to the soon-to-be-world-famous Bloomingdale Line on the north, (a grand, two mile long ‘linear park’ is being built on the elevated embankment of an old railroad line).  It’s a large community area north and west... Read more »

Does Living on Cleveland Avenue Make You Famous?

Does Living on Cleveland Avenue Make You Famous?
I have had several real estate projects along the beautiful streets of Lincoln Park, but recently I was thinking of one street in particular where a surprising number of creative, successful Chicagoans had all coincidentally chosen to live within a few blocks of each other!  The street is North Cleveland Avenue, running north/south in the... Read more »

Honoring Chicago's Architecture Through Print and Preservation!

The two best ‘chroniclers’ of architecture in the country, namely my friends William Zbaren and Robert Scharoff, have a new book coming out this Fall, stay tuned for more information as the date draws near! Robert’s writing and Bill’s photography have won acclaim for past projects on Detroit and St. Louis and Lucien Lagrange, this... Read more »

Now 'Playing' in Chicago and Who's Who in Chicago's Beautiful Co-Op Buildings!

There is a rising star among the many excellent playwrights working in Chicago!  I’m so excited for Steve Peterson, a friend who worked in consulting for over 20 years, but all the time he was ‘moonlighting’ and writing plays early mornings and late evenings. Several were produced at the Chicago Dramatists theater, and now his... Read more »

The "Lagrange Legacy" in Chicago!

The Chicago skyline has received major contributions from the architect Lucien Lagrange over the years. Of course I am a little biased because of my relationship with him but the list of well known buildings goes on and on, with recent beauties like 2550 Lincoln Park and the Ritz Carlton Residences as well as older... Read more »