April 23-26, 2020
The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this exclusive tour of the private residences and architectural sites of Chicago, IL. Participants will be granted access to a number of the city's most beautiful private homes, and will have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive receptions and events. The tour will be led by Phillip Liederbach of Liederbach & Graham Architects.
This inspirational tour will focus primarily on the Near North Side, an area that enfolds the Gold Coast, River North, Lincoln Park, and other neighborhoods near Lake Michigan. Participants will be granted special access to remarkable architecture and interiors, including beautiful townhouses and elegant apartments where private patronage meets individual style.
This tour is arranged by Classical Excursions. Please note that a registration form and deposit must be submitted to Classical Excursions and a confirmation of receipt must be received from Classical Excursions in order to be considered registered for this program. Payment of the $500 donation to the ICAA prior to registration does not guarantee placement on the trip. To inquire about registration for this program, please contact Lani Summerville at [email protected] or 413-446-8728 or Tom Hayes [email protected] or 413-243-4155.
Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this travel program. All travel program participants have the opportunity to receive a complimentary Individual level membership for one year to the ICAA.
Image: Georgian Townhouse in Lincoln Park, Liederbach and Graham Architects, interiors by S.R. Gambrel Inc. (Eric Piasecki Photography)
Georgian Revival Townhouse
This program includes a visit to a new Georgian Revival Townhouse in the Lincoln Park area, created by the host of the tour, Phillip Liederbach, and inspired by the work of David Adler, with interiors by Steven Gambrel.
Apartment at the Palmolive
Participants will visit a single floor, 5,500-square-foot apartment at the Palmolive by Phillip Liederbach and Steven Gambrel who created a classical interior with a feeling of Art Deco. The tower building once served as the headquarters of the Colgate-Palmolive Corporation and was converted into high-end condos about twenty years ago.
1550 North State Parkway
Tour participants will visit a particularly elegant residence in 1550 North State Parkway, one of Chicago's most luxurious apartment buildings designed in 1912 by Benjamin Marshall of Marshall & Fox. This extraordinary building's bowed windows, metal balconies, and orangerie make 1550 North State Parkway the last word in French elegance.
Lake Shore Drive Apartment
This program includes a private viewing of a Lake Shore Drive apartment by Oscar Shamamian of award-winning architectural firm Ferguson & Shamamian in collaboration with interior designer Brian McCarthy.
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Tour participants will attend a private tour of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum to explore the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th century Gilded Age to the present. Housed within an historic 1883 mansion, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum preserves and promotes classical architecture and design. The artworks on display are selections from the private Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. The museum's founder, Richard H. Driehaus, also initiated the coveted Driehaus Architecture Prize at the University of Notre Dame.
This program includes a dinner and lecture at the historic and exclusive Casino Club, known for its Art Deco interior.
Cocktails on the Chicago River
This program includes a one-of-a-kind evening cruise with cocktails on the Chicago River, with dinner after at chic Pizzeria Portofino.
Lunch at the Union League Club
Tour participants will have lunch at the Union League Club, hosted by ICAA Travel Committee member Myrna Kaplan. Lunch will be followed by a private viewing of Union League Club's extraordinary art collection, including paintings by Claude Monet, Grant Wood, and Edwin Howland Blashfield.
- Four-star Gold Coast accommodations for three nights at the luxurious Thompson Chicago Hotel, designed by Tara Bernerd