The It List: What's Buzzy in Home, Shelter & Real Estate This Season

The Editors | December 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

Discover the finest in Chicago real estate and furnishings.

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What We Make’s industrial modern dining table, from $1,045

BEST SKY-HIGH PENTHOUSE
The Helmut Jahn-designed 1000M will be the tallest skyscraper on Michigan Avenue, so it’s only fitting that its 71stfloor penthouse be equally spectacular. It starts with almost 5,500 square feet that hold four bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a private terrace and all the bells and whistles one expects for a cool $8.1 million. INSIDER’S TIP: The interior design is by Kara Mann, and there are four elegant schemes to choose from.

BEST DESIGNER KITCHEN
Much-lauded designer Christopher Peacock is rarely asked to do kitchens for a development, but The Orchard, which is planned to deliver in Lincoln Park in 2020, is going all in for handcrafted custom Christopher Peacock cabinetry. INSIDER’S TIP: When you want to get out of your kitchen, head to your private terrace. Each unit has large outdoor spaces complete with ceiling-mounted radiant heaters for year-round enjoyment. From $2.5 million

BEST RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE
Brothers Dan Quinn and George Quinn have a furniture company, What We Make, that handcrafts each heirloom-quality piece from reclaimed old-growth wood and sustainably sourced hardwoods. INSIDER’S TIP: The brothers Quinn are happy to collaborate with clients on custom-made pieces. Chat with the talented duo and together design an original table, console or bench that’s as beautiful as a piece of art.

BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Although select condos at the under-construction Tribune Tower Residences will have their own exclusive French balconies, courtyard terraces and courtyard balconies, all the homeowners will share the outdoor terrace on the building’s distinctive 25th-floor crown, with a fire pit, an indoor chef’s kitchen, fresh herb garden and more. INSIDER’S TIP: Along with the sky-high amenities, there’s also a private park that’s nearly a third of an acre for more outdoor living space. From $900,000



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