Historic Homes


The Old House

The Old House

It’s hard to imagine so much history packed into a house Abigail Adams once called “a wren’s nest.” Yet the Old...

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The House of Her Dreams

The House of Her Dreams

In 1912, Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr. built a lavish Italian Renaissance–style villa for his wife, Florence. The summer retreat...

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Modern Marvel

Modern Marvel

Walter Gropius was constantly irritated by the fact that his design ideals became a “look.” The principles of the Bauhaus constitute...

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Versailles Revisited

Versailles Revisited

It was a time of horse racing and baronesses, of high society and industry, of grand philanthropic projects and lavish parties....

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