3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 2

3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 2

The Newberry Library If you like history and you like books, the Newberry Library is the place to be. The Newberry Library has operated as an independent research library since 1887, and has since collected an extensive array of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and even...
3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 1

3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 1

Gold Coast offers a quiet but stately home both to affluent young families and established professionals alike since 1882, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is lacking in fun things to do! The Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago is bursting with history, from its...
Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the popular trends in home-building at the moment is transforming an outdoor area into an extension of a home’s living space. This trend is not that surprising: more and more Americans turn to the great outdoors as a way to relieve stress from their everyday...
A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

Urbane Home has maintained a steady presence in the Chicago philanthropy scene. There are hundreds of organizations working to improve the lives of Chicagoans all over the city. Here are a few that Urbane Home has had the pleasure to work with, as well as a few...
Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

In the early 1800s, Lincoln Park started out as a small cemetery on the northwestern boundary of Chicago proper, and continued to develop through the 1860s as more people moved to the Chicago area. Since then, it has only continued to rise in popularity for Chicago...