A dichotomy of site and style, this distinguished New England-style home is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Its family-friendly sensibility supports the busy lifestyle of an active young family, with all the comforts and conveniences more typically associated with a suburban residence. Yet it tweaks tradition by eschewing formal spaces in favor of generously-sized, casual rooms that welcome friends, neighbors, and extended family with sophisticated ease. Its spacious kitchen – specifically designed for relaxed entertaining – adjoins a sitting room designed to accommodate kids who prefer to stay close to the cook, as well as overflow dining when crowds are expected. In addition, intimate, activity-specific spaces, including a library and music room, tailor this timeless home’s square footage to the particular interests of its residents.