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Our 2004 Idea Home in Naperville, Illinois, proves an innovative new home can fit perfectly into a stately older neighborhood. (Originally Published: September/October 2004)
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Shaker Grove in Antioch, Illinois, was inspired by the vision of a faith community's gentle spirit of harmony teamed with practicality. (Originally Published: September/October 2002)
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Victorian elegance inspired this showcase home's formal areas, but there's nothing stiff or stuffy about the interiors that greet you warmly as you step through the front door.
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Throughout the house, you'll see the warm, true colors of Heartland landscapes: sky blue, sunshine yellow, leafy green and cherry red. (Originally published September/October 1998.)
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The Arts and Crafts Movement swept through the Heartland a century ago, leaving a legacy of craftsmanship and comfort. (Originally published September/October 1995.)
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Our 2008 Minneapolis-area Idea Home proves that a love of the environment and a love of great style can live under the same roof. Certified as ecofriendly, it's built in a housing development...
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While design details reflect the Midwest's Old World heritage, this house dazzles with all the comforts that families like yours demand today. (Originally published September/October 1997.)
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We redesigned the Museum of Science and Industry's green Smart Home in Chicago. Step inside for ideas to make your home greener, whether you're building, remodeling or decorating.
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Great houses don't have to be big or brand new. See how we remodeled a Chicago-area house into a functional new home -- all within its existing space.

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