Crains - Editors' Pick - Before It Hits The Market

Crains – Editors’ Pick – Before It Hits The Market

BEFORE IT HITS THE MARKET Sleek in Streeterville By DENNIS RODKIN When Kathy Bartlett was planning a move into Chicago from the far southwest suburbs in 2015, she wanted a condo that could be “my tranquil haven in the city,” she says. The one she found, on the 31st floor of a riverfront building in Streeterville, had a lot of space and nice views but “wasn’t…

Announcing The Winners Of The Fantini Design Awards!

Announcing The Winners Of The Fantini Design Awards!

“Fantini USA is proud to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Fantini Design Awards. Architects, designers and building developers were asked to submit eligible projects that show how Fantini designs helped make their vision a reality. The six winning projects were selected by judges Stefano Giussani, CEO Lissoni Inc., DJ Carey, Editorial Director Cottages & Gardens Media, and Rebecca Thienes, Senior Editor Interior Design…



As principal of high-end residential interior design firm Centaur Interiors (, Michael Miller is an expert at balancing the old with the new—and that includes his own recently renovated South Loop home, where he deftly pairs thousand-year-old volcano lava rocks with contemporary art. True, juxtaposing the ancient with the modern is nothing new in the design world. In the 43-year-old’s hands, however, it’s done with…

Chicago Magazine Feature

Chicago Magazine Feature

The 3,380-square-foot, three-bedroom condo provides a local respite. The kitchen hits both notes, with Old World–inspired molding and a sleek induction cooktop, which is “literally flush into the counter,” says Centaur’s design director, Jennifer Aubry. “It becomes counter surface you can set things on.”

CRAIN'S: A piece of Oprah's old Water Tower condo has sold

CRAIN’S: A piece of Oprah’s old Water Tower condo has sold

“The high-end rehabbers who bought Oprah Winfrey’s vast home in the Water Tower condos last year have finished and sold one chunk of the space without putting it on the open market. They plan to put a second piece up for sale in December. The three-bedroom, 56th-floor piece sold for more than $3.56 million Nov. 1, according to Debra Dobbs, an @properties agent. Dobbs and…