The guest suite of this Lake Shore Drive Residence is lavish in detail. The panelization of the walls creates a backdrop for the owner’s furniture and period wallpaper. The guest bath is a jewel box of trim with inset antique mirrors.
This octagonal Entry Hall forms a strong architectural statement immediately upon entering this home in a Chicago Beaux Arts Building on Lake Shore Drive. It moderates between the outside world and the lavishness of the living salon and adjacent rooms.
Highly articulated mahogany millwork creates more of a library feel in this Lake Shore Drive residence’s kitchen. The rooms are arranged “enfilade”, so views are always from one room to the next, making subtle color and material transitions from space to space.
Although the main room of the Lake Shore Drive residence is very large, its seating groups are intimate. A careful balance of architectural detail and décor are scaled to be luxurious, but not to overwhelm. Nothing is original to the room except the windows. The carefully scaled Louis IV fireplace and over-mirror anchor this end of the salon.
The Entry Hall is to the left of this view, with recessed gilt columns the owners acquired in Syria. Panelization of the walls gave a rhythmic modulation to this large space and provided vignettes for the owner’s collection of French art and antiques.
This large oval shaped room in this Lake Shore Drive Residence creates an alternative feel to the angularity of the other spaces. The soft shape is further emphasized by velvet walls above the wainscoting.