Metropolitan Place Penthouse

Dear friends,

I spend more time buying a new suit than a house; I bought my newest home sight unseen. When a larger condo became available in the building I have called home for 13 years, I grabbed it. The appeal? A 16- by 60-foot private terrace stories above the teeming urban hustle. It offered the indoor and outdoor entertaining space I sought.

Urban home design - 16- by 60-foot private terrace stories above the teeming urban hustle

By day, an enveloping southern exposure offers the tranquility that nurtures both guests and the verdant landscape. It’s an inviting escape. The city’s hard edges are softened by the lush plantings I spend spring and summer weekends cultivating.

Urban home design - The city's hard edges are softened by the lush plantings

By night, it’s magic.

Urban home design - Modern day interpretation of the "Hall of Mirrors"

Venetian plaster columns, dramatic sconces and oversized silver leaf framed mirrors line the gallery– my modern day interpretation of the “Hall of Mirrors”.

Urban home design - Chicago artist Bruno Surdo's provocative, 17-foot long painting "Life"

When I first saw Chicago artist Bruno Surdo’s provocative, 17-foot long painting “Life” I committed myself to finding the perfect home for it. Which of our clients had a wall big enough for this piece? At the time, I was shopping for a new car but… Well, you can see it hanging on the wall.

Urban home design - Kitchen wall clad in custom dyed/embossed leather from Italy

Visible from the living room, a kitchen wall we clad in custom dyed/embossed leather from Italy became more compatible with its surroundings.

Urban home design - Upholstered walls and floor-to-ceiling drapery

Upholstered walls and floor-to-ceiling drapery create a tranquil master bedroom surrounded by a vibrant metropolis.

Urban home design - "May your world be beautiful"

Moving into a new home should be a life-changing experience; it certainly was for me. This was made possible by every member of my team, each of whom lent special expertise to the transformation. I am so fortunate to have these incredibly creative people in my life.

“May your world be beautiful”…

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John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc.
70 W. Hubbard, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60654
312-744-1151
312-321-9590 fax
www.jrwdesign.com

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There are 27 comments

  1. Chris

    Alright we give in and want to see it. We were so attached and didn’t think we could stand the change, but it is truly beautiful. Damn we miss that kitchen.

  2. Steve

    Really glorious! Congratulations on your new home! It looks truly magnificent. The terrace is unbelievable.
    Live long and enjoy!

  3. Monique

    Hi John,

    What a magnificent new home. Congratulations and that terrace is to die for. A very smart real estate move you made there.

    All my best,

  4. Melody

    John,
    You have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing.
    If you ever need a project home mine will always be available to you. In fact we are considering a relocation and I would love to remodel a home. I just haven’t convinced my husband yet.
    All the best,

  5. Nancy

    John,
    Your new home is fabulous. But I must say you could make any space to die for.
    The terrace has to be one of the best in the city.

    Don’t go wild on St. Patrick’s Day.


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