A romantic cottage in a wealthy urban enclave.
Built in 1887, Villa D’ Citta originally was a wealthy Chicago family’s summer “cottage.” Today, the boutique mansion is a romantic bed-and-breakfast in the middle of Chicago’s elite Lincoln Park neighborhood. Close to scores of shops and restaurants, and just a few blocks from the city’s thriving lakefront, it pairs its historic charm with modern conveniences and an Italian flavor of luxury thanks to a seven-year renovation undertaken by its owners in partnership with a renowned local architecture firm. Completed in 2008, that renovation turned an old Chicago greystone into an Italian-style villa that includes a hot tub and sundeck, an on-site theater, in-room flat-screen TVs, a private “grotto” with an outdoor barbecue and a full gourmet kitchen that’s stocked with Italian ingredients such as fresh bread, olive oil, ham, ripe tomatoes, Italian salami and cheese, which guests can access 24/7. Although it only has six rooms, the entire villa can be rented out for wedding parties, corporate events or family reunions.
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