THIS CHICAGO HOME WAS built in the tradition of a 1900s Gold Coast mansion, but with all the modern amenities and conveniences a modern-day homeowner requires.

The location on a tight lot, measuring 34 feet by 101 feet, dictated that the architects go vertical, but they put the main living areas on the second level for better light penetration and easier access to the roof. The result is a house with 11,000 square feet of living space on six levels, including a penthouse and rooftop deck. “We focused on creating good circulation,” says architect Jeff Goulette. “So the house has a wide entry, wide circulation, and generous spaces.”

The house is part of a planned development of the old Montgomery Ward properties, an area where blocks are narrower than they are in other parts of the city. As a result, the architects were able to forgo a rear yard in favor of an attached three-car garage. But that's not to say the residence is deprived of outdoor green space; ample fresh air retreats are found on four levels, including the rooftop, Goulette says.

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Category: Custom one-of-a-kind, 3,500 square feet or more; Entrant/Architect: Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, Chicago; Builder/Developer: Crescent Rock, Chicago

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