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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Giuliana Rancic

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The Della Valles' stunning foyer showcases the couple's original artwork (from Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carl Corey, and David Alee) mixed with Beaubien sconces by Lambert & Fils, a B&B Italia Terminal 1 chaise longue by Jean-Marie Massaud, and a cowhide from Matthew Rachman Gallery. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CYNTHIA LYNN HAVING IT YOUR WAY A CHICAGO COUPLE WITH AN EXACTING VISION GIVE THEIR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOME A STRIKING UPDATE BEFORE MOVING IN. BY LISA SKOLNIK House hunting is always trying, but even more so in a tight market. Often the best places (especially new construction single-family homes in prime locations) never hit the MLS. So last January, when Chicago orthopedic surgeon Craig Della Valle and his wife Justyna heard about a picture-perfect Lincoln Park home that was going up, they were on it. "We knew it would go fast because it was part of the 2550 N. Lakeview development, and the house next door sold a few days earlier without ever being listed. We were in Aspen and our broker, Annie Caltabiano, was in Naples, but we all headed home to see it by the end of the week," recalls Justyna. The six-bedroom, five-bath- room home was worth the haste: "We loved the location, the layout, the generous space, and the development's amenities. But we didn't love the heavy- handed millwork, fixtures, and finishes that they were going to use," says Justyna. The couple also has a serious interest in contemporary photography and modern furniture and wanted a home that would showcase their growing collection of both mediums. They were after cleaner spaces with leaner lines. MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM  87 SPACE REAL ESTATE & DESIGN

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