Great Garages

AUTO MOTIVATED: An ingenious garage with an Asian vibe hides in plain sight in a North Side backyard

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Architect: Dan Wheeler, Wheeler Kearns Architects, 343 S. Dearborn St., 312-939-7787, Landscape design: McKay Landscape Architects, 5215 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-561-1227, Contractor: Benchdog Construction, 2006 W. Addison St., 773-248-8988, Jose A. Gandia orange Plexiglas and aluminum lanterns, Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312-335-1033, Equinox bistro table, Horizon folding chairs, Barlow Tyrie, Merchandise Mart, 312-527-2397. Cocktail napkins, Elements, 741 N. Wells St., 312-642-6574, Highball glasses, Sunset dipping bowl, At Home in the City, 350 W. Erie St., 312-587-8150, Meteor lamp, Mobili Möbel, 549 N. Wells St., 312-329-9669, Parking and Recreation: 1. Robert Natke, UrbanWorks Architecture, 213 W. Institute Pl., 312-202-1200,, 2. Julie Fisher, fcStudio, 3147 W. Logan Blvd., 312-850-0850, 3. Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, 301 Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-434-0381, Green roof by Live Roof, Spring Lake, Mich., 800-875-1392,



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