It's All About the Beige

By Tim State in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 8, 2007 1:13PM

09-08-07_About_Beige.jpgThe new beige will be on display when the Chicago Luxury Home Tour opens its doors for a three-week run this weekend. The tour highlights twenty-nine $1 million-plus homes in the Chicagoland area, and features the latest in home construction to home design trends.

A wide variety of architectural styles are featured in homes built by multiple builders. With houses located from Lake Bluff to Yorkville, from Barrington Hills to Hinsdale, the homes, all outside 294, are accessible to anyone with a car, and highlight the finest in suburban living.

There are plenty of innovative home features we love, which can be seen on the self-guided tour, including elevators, wine cellars, retractable media screens, mud rooms with custom lockers, and classic “aged” brick detailing. Stuff we won’t find in a Chicago walk-up.

Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door), and available at any Chicagoland Caribou Coffee location. The homes are open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour benefits American Public Media, the nation’s premiere public media producer.

Suburban Lifestyle photo courtesy of rutabegabunny.