One-Time Peek Inside Chicago’s Most Impressive City Homes
25th Anniversary City Style House Tour in Lincoln Park
CHICAGO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Arguably Chicago’s most exclusive one-day tour of distinctive private residences, the City Style House Tour promises to provide architecture and interior design fans a treasure trove of visual experiences and decorating ideas.
On Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 5 pm, attendees can tour six distinctly different and extraordinary Lincoln Park homes while noshing on culinary treats prepared by some of Chicago’s top toques.
Over the last 25 years, the City Style House Tour has opened the doors to prominent private homes in support of the Chicago City Day School. “The Tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to peek inside spectacular residences that feature custom work by famous architects and designers, as well as some of the finest furnishings and artwork to be found,” said Cynthia Howard of Howard Design Group.
Let there be light…
- All six homes share a common attribute — light as a central consideration in their layout and design. One home, the conceptual “glass house” made real by Studio Dwell Architects and interior architect and designer Patrizio Fradiani, brings together the modern and minimal with a touch of drama. A Bocci glass light fixture runs the entire vertical height of the building, while walls made of glass allow interesting angles and views from one room to the next.
- A residence best described as a “Tuscan villa” provided a canvas for renowned designer Alessandra Branca to employ Italian flair with old-world furnishings, fabrics, custom cabinetry and a gold leaf vaulted ceiling in the dining area. The home spans three city lots providing ample rooftop space for traditional European-style gardens and a pool.
Adding a culinary aspect to the Tour, top local chefs will offer hors d’oeuvre creations. Participating chefs include Giuseppe Scurato of Ceres’ Table; Michael Schrader of Urban Union; Heather Johnson of Veruca Chocolates; Christine McCabe, a Charlie Trotter alum, now of InterUrban Cafe & Pastry; and Bernie Laskowski, who, following stints at Bin 36 and the Pump Room, is poised to open Ten Twenty Madison.
Visit www.citystylehousetour.com to reserve advance tickets for $150 through May 16. Tickets are $165 at the door. The Tour begins with a catered reception at Tarantino’s, 1112 W. Armitage Avenue. All proceeds benefit the students of the School. For more information call the Chicago City Day School Development Office at 773-327-0900.
SOURCE Chicago City Day School