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Architecture and design: Erik Kolacz, Contrast Design Group, 400 N. Wells St., 312-222-0772, General contracting and garden design: Kemora Landscape Designs, 5811 N. Fairfield Ave., 773-910-1800, Curtain wall windows: YKK AP, Foliage: Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark St., 773-878-5915, Pool courtyard: Concrete refinishing material, Diamond Brite Exposed Aggregate Pool Finishes, Southern Grout and Mortar, Pool refinishing, Dolphins Pool, Huntley, 866-389-2207. Fire cubes, designed by Kolacz. Chaise longues, Gloster, Merchandise Mart, 312-321-1093, Miniature golf course: Turf, Turf Evolutions, Faux rocks, Artificial Rocks Factory, Cedar bridge, Improvements, Rooftop deck: Black Galaxy granite countertop and cleft slate cladding, Tile Outlet, 2434 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-276-2662, Planters, partitions, banquettes, railing system, and deck system, Kemora Landscape Designs. Table and stools, Gloster. Cedar planks, K-Wood Products Co., South Bend, Ind., 574-287-4262. Front courtyard: Table and chairs, Gloster. Waterfall, Bluworld, Cedar planks, K-Wood Products Co.



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