I don’t venture into the city too often, but when I do, I love walking the many neighborhoods and admiring the architecture. As I wander the streets of Wrigleyville or Hyde Park, I wonder what the beautiful homes look like inside. Today we’re getting a taste of Chicago city living with a tour of a stunning brick and limestone house in the Southport corridor of the Lakeview neighborhood.
Step inside and you’re greeted with an elegant yet serene entryway.
The formal living room enjoys a wealth of architectural detail such as crown molding, beautiful window trim, and a stately fireplace.
The expansive kitchen is dressed in white with a large island that houses an oven. Large windows let in plenty of natural light despite the fact that houses are so close together. Part of Chicago city living is looking out the window and seeing your neighbor’s house a couple feet away.
The kitchen is large enough for a roomy eat-in banquette with table and chairs. A sunny sea of poppies provides a burst of color on the wall.
Leaded glass-front doors grace the built-in butler’s pantry that serves as a bar.
The formal dining room has an arched ceiling with large custom windows.
The winding staircase is both impressive and beautiful.
The master bathroom is cloaked in white and enjoys a free-standing bath tub.
A tiled walk-in shower is large and roomy.
Bedrooms also have tall windows to let in as much light between the buildings as possible.
Not only are the interior spaces of this city home amazing, but the outdoor living spaces are a true treasure. The exterior areas could make me give Chicago city living a try even though I’m a country girl at heart.
Multi-leveled outdoor areas create zones for dining and entertaining.
This brick and limestone house seems to have as much outdoor living area as it does indoors. I could live outside here if Chicago winters weren’t so brutal.
Could you see yourself living in a city? Or do you prefer suburbia and countryside locations?