Tres Chic

Monday, September 28, 2009 | Category: Decorating, Magazines

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Not only was I intrigued by this home because it is in north suburban Chicago, my own hood, but also because my intern Colette lives in a renovated and expanded coach house that was originally part of the estate that provided the inspiration for this home, the Carol Morse Ely home designed by acclaimed architect David Adler.  I knew this house in Met Home looked familiar!  The original Carol Morse Ely home, built in the 1914, is only a a few steps away from Colette’s house.  Well done to architect Gregory Maire for capturing the essence of the breathtaking original home!  Design/build trends come and go, but nearly 100 years later, this classic French design proves to be timeless.  However, the eclectic interiors give it a modern twist which is oh so ooh-la-la!

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4 Comments to 'Tres Chic'

Samantha 29 Sep 09 at 11:24 am

I live in Chicago and I had no idea such beautiful homes existed here…except for Lake Bluff or Lake Forest! I can see from the one picture, and I’m not sure, but for the french style the house was built in are there no Interior doors ? Is it just those open arches throughout the house? Maybe the only doors are on the bathroom and bedroom? I think that’s a little weird, but only because I really like my privacy! =)

Down Pillow 30 Sep 09 at 10:54 pm

It’s a really beautiful space – LOVE the dramatic staircase :)

Julie 17 Oct 09 at 11:46 pm

ooooh lala!!!!!

grain de sable 19 Oct 09 at 1:41 pm

j’aime beaucoup.Kiss Isabelle

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