Some decisions take time and considerable debate before eventually coming to a conclusion. This wasn't the case, however, when an Illinois couple first saw the site of their future home - a hilltop property with a pool house - in Calistoga. "You're surrounded by a forest of oak trees and madrones," says the husband. The vistas are jaw-dropping, with views of Mount Saint Helena and all the way down Napa Valley." Enchanted by the property, the couple purchased it that same day.
LUXE Chicago November/December 2015 Issue
When a rare corner lot in the booming Lincoln Park neighborhood hit the market, the couple living in a town house across the street made an unexpected yet well-considered decision to purchase it. "We'd been living in the town house for 19 years and weren't really looking to move," says the husband. But after residing for so long in such a narrow space, the prospect of building a wider, brighter home with more room for the family of five proved to be irresistible...