BOOKS: Indulge your architectural and interior design fantasies with ‘At Home in Chicago’


The luscious espresso table guide, At Residence in Chicago, A Dwelling Record of Domestic Architecture, written by Patrick F. Cannon and photographed by James Caulfield (copyright 2021, CityFiles Push) is a superb addition to any library, but particularly if the book owner has an interest in architecture, Chicago architectural kinds, Chicago history or interior style and design. 

The book: At Household in Chicago: A Living Record of Domestic Architecture Credit history: Wendi Kromash

This is genuinely the way to get in the doorway to some of the most personal residences in Chicago — and yes a couple of in Evanston.

Cannon and Caufield have combined their skills on 5 other architecture-linked textbooks prior to, focusing on Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Prairie design and style or terrific Chicago structures in standard.

This e book is exceptional as it is one of the several place architecture guides that only focuses on residences, somewhat than corporations or civic constructions, and the each day people today who reside or lived in them. 

The e-book, which came out in November of 2021, is one really worth checking out now as you can wander the webpages and then consider a hike to find the structures.

The book is printed by a smaller publishing dwelling that specializes in beautiful storytelling and scarce, putting images. CityFiles Press’ publisher is the RoundTable’s own Richard Cahan, an Evanston resident who calls CityFiles “a small but mighty media company that believes in the electric power of phrases and images.”

Frances Willard Home Museum.

The nearby residences featured which include Frances Willard’s house and Dawes Mansion, now household to the Evanston Historic Modern society. A notable nearby architecture company, Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker Architecture, have at the very least two houses featured and both are spectacular.

It speaks to the breadth of Cohen and Hacker’s vary that each house satisfies the desires of the respective homeowner purchasers with no screaming stylistically that the style and design came from one particular distinct business.