Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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A spectacular home on Lake Michigan, the Schweppe Estate, is on the market.  Designed by Frederick Wainwright Perkins and built in 1917, the home was a gift to Mrs. Schweppe by her father, John G. Shedd, then president of Marshall Field and Company.     This home is considered to be Illinois’ most architecturally significant estate on Lake Michigan and offers stunning hand-carved millwork and mouldings, as well as hand carved marble and limestone mantles.  Additionally the home features intricate plaster relief ceilings.  With 400 feet of Lake Michigan beachfront, the home rests on over 5 acres and the grounds feature terraces and decorative fountains.  I hope you enjoy looking at photos of this gorgeous home below and here.

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What are your plans for New Years Eve?

Those in New York can watch the ball drop in Times Square or climb aboard the Circle Line for a Cruise around Manhattan.

Families in the Chicago area can celebrate at Navy Pier with special family themed events such as a New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise on the Spirit of Chicago Children’s Museum or a kid-hosted countdown at the Chicago Children’s Museum.  Find more adult oriented celebratory events at Navy pier here.

If you happen to be in Long Beach California, you could ring in the New Year on the Queen Mary.  The ship offers several options, check them all out here.

Maybe you plan to celebrate at home.  Add a bit of fun with one of these decorating ideas from Martha Stewart.

And have a Happy New Year!

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