Tag: Louis Sullivan

A Wicker Park Wonder and a Tribute to Helmut Jahn

There is enduring value to a well built building.  My new Wicker Park listing at 1239 N. Wood Street is one of the best examples of this fact in all of Chicago.  The chiseled limestone of the façade and the thick, brick walls are nowhere to be found today. The beams and the brick and... Read more »

Landmark Events in Real Estate and Chicago's Unique Holiday Nutcrackers!

Before I mention some of the Wonder of being in Chicago over the Holidays, first some real estate updates.  Here is the beautiful Residences of the Ritz Carlton, on Michigan Avenue, designed by my husband, Lucien Lagrange.  It was sweetly fitting that I recently sold one of the final Condos in the first round of... 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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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 »

New Listing on Exclusive Astor Street!

Chicago’s Astor Street area is undoubtedly a top destination for the carriage drivers who ply upper Michigan Avenue, looking to treat tourists to the sight of some of Chicago’s most beautiful homes.  Here’s just one of the magnificent homes you can see there. Besides the ornate single family mansions found along Astor Street there are... Read more »

Falcon Update, the Ironies of Architecture, and Greetings from South Haven!

Well it’s been a while since our last Peregrine Falcon update – Ballistic the Mama Falcon has hatched all four of the eggs in her nest at the top of my listing at 1100 North Lake Shore Drive!  We have been leaving her alone but recently ABC News Chicago wanted to come and film a... Read more »
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The Residences on Lake Shore Park - The Pride of Pearson Street!

Before I write about some beautiful buildings along Pearson Street I wanted to share about a great charity that is working hard on behalf of hospitalized children and their families.  The Ronald McDonald House charity of Northern Illinois has made great progress towards building the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world!  It is at... Read more »

Some Thoughts on Chicago Architecture...

The teenaged daughter of a good friend was coming to Chicago to visit the University of Chicago and asked me what else there is to see in Hyde Park. As I put a list together it struck me just how much I love this town!  Just look at the Robie House, designed and built by... Read more »