Chicago Spaces

I fell in love with Chicago on my first visit. Greedily absorbing the intricate architectural details block after block, my camera documented ironwork elegance, stone and brick. A city built on boom and commerce. In 1833 Mark Twain said, “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them.”

Staying Put

Boomers aren’t going anywhere. Most baby boomers say they don’t have any plans to move after they retire, mostly due to a drop in the value of their home. A recent poll conducted by Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com interviewed more than 1,000 adults born between 1946 and 1964 and discovered that this group is looking for smaller, affordable homes that are easily accessible to medical care and near their family.

The Stoneflower Cabin

In the U.S. weekend getaway places are commonly smaller than one’s main residence. Aristocratic Europeans historically nurtured huge country estates and American nobility in Newport, Rhode Island copied with massive ocean front mansions, the typical American family owns a much more compact country place. A summer house on a lake, pond, or at the seashore is part of fortunate family legacies.  Cozy cabins are the classic American genre for a vacation home that has survived for generations in every state.