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Open House Chicago Recap: DIY Home Office, 8.9M Penthouse With Putting Green and More

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Architect and designer Allen Villanueva gives us an exclusive tour of this stunning home with some of the best views of the city of Chicago. There's up to 2,000 square feet of outdoor space with a putting green on one of the two terraces while the 5,503 square-foot residence features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plenty of exotic wood and a wine cellar, which accommodates over 1,500 bottles. For more information about this property, contact broker Jim Kinney of Baird & Warner at 312.981.2081; view the listing.

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Square Feet: $1.3M Family Retreat

Homeowner Wendy Cohen shows off her 5,000 square-foot, four-bedroom, 3.2-bathroom house in Riverwoods, IL, that was designed as the ultimate retreat for a family. From the workshop area with lockers, mailboxes, computer, first aid, laundry and gift wrap stations to the media area with three TVs, it offers a place for everything. For more information about this residence, contact broker Michele Vold of Coldwell Banker at 847.712.0061; view the listing. This episode of Open House was filmed at 816 West Lill Avenue, a $2.39 million property in Chicago, IL. For more information about this residence, contact broker Kathy Murphy or Baird & Warner at 773.230.2885.

Tips Of The Trade: DIY Home Office

Turn wasted space such as an empty room into a beautiful home office with these pointers from interior designer Frank Fontana. With a unique painting style called banding, you can add striking style to the space. According to Frank, you can also utilize existing furniture in your home for your new room.
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On last weekend's Open House Chicago, we kicked off the show with DIY pro Frank Fontana, who turned an unused space into a brilliant home office (watch the below Related Video). We checked out a $1.3 million family-friendly residence in Riverwoods, IL (see below Related Video) and a sleek $8.9 million penthouse, where you can practice your putt on a sky-high putting green (see above video). Interior designer Michael Abrams doled out tips on sophisticated living (watch below Related Video). And finally George Oliphant worked his magic on a stark studio apartment.

 

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