In a 2008 interview, Chicago H+G asked interior designer Douglas Levine the million-dollar question: What's your favorite color? (Actually, "What colors do you love?") To which Levine responded, "White, and I consider it a color. For me, it represents clarity. My whole place is white." No kidding! Earlier this week, Levine listed his 2BD, 2BA condo on the 17th floor of Mies Van Der Rohe's Commonwealth Plaza, and just as he said, it's a complete whiteout. Not that that's a bad thing; as you might expect, the place looks quite lovely. Levine bought the 1,072-square-foot unit in 2000, and completely remodeled it, adding limestone floors and remodeling the kitchen, among other things. Of the apartment, Levine told the Tribune, "I respected Mies, but didn't imitate him." Adding that he "wanted the place to be minimal and ethereal, but comfortable and warm." It's currently priced at $525,000.
· Listing: 330 W. Diversey Pkwy. #1705 [@properties]
· Douglas Levine interview [Chicago H+G]