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Grand yet graceful, this home looks right for the site thanks to recessed balconies, varied roof lines, and crisp window detailing.

A tongue-and-groove ceiling adds a nautical feel, with curved forms that are like a billowing sail.

Windows on the home's circular towers afford sweeping views.

Exterior features--brick and cedar on the facade, lanterns, stone piers, and steep gables--help the Warren Residence fit into its old neighborhood.

A centrally located stairwell makes this four-square house feel spacious. Interior details such as a daybed, a large window, and bookcases turn a stair landing into a cozy place to read.

The inspiration for this home is English Arts & Crafts from the early 20th century.

Medium-toned woods and ample windows allow the interiors of the English Angel home to be historically inspired yet not heavy.

The Chicago street this infill home sits on hadn't seen new construction in a century. It takes a close look to see that the house was completed barely a year ago.

Inside the Lincoln Park Home, living spaces feel bright for a townhome. The secret? Side-to-side views that go from one outside wall to the other.

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