PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAROLD SUDMAN

WE TOOK DOWN WALLS, STRIPPED PEELING PAPER, AND FRESHENED UP THIS SUNNY SPOT HIGH ABOVE LAKE SHORE DRIVE IN CHICAGO.

IN WENT A CULINARY HAVEN WITH SPARKLING QUARTZITE COUNTERS AND AMPLE STORAGE TO BOOT. WE TUCKED AWAY A MURPHY BED FOR WEEKEND GUESTS HIDDEN BEHIND A BANGIN' PIECE OF REALIST ART. WE CRAFTED A WINDOW SEAT THE LENGTH OF THE LIVING ROOM TO LOUNGE ABOVE THE LAKE (SHHH...WE ADDED HIDDEN COMPARTMENTS UNDER THE CUSHIONS FOR A CHICAGO BOOTLEGGER'S PARTY PARADISE). AND FOR A TOUCH OF GLAM - THE MASTER WAS PAPERED WITH A FLOCK OF SHIMMERY EXOTIC BIRDS SET AGAINST A MIDNIGHT BACKGROUND.