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Ace's first property built from the ground-up, the Ace Hotel Chicago will share plenty of features with its sister properties — yet have an identity all its own. The 159-room seven-story hotel will offer a more modern, contemporary interior design than most Ace outposts, as well as a rooftop bar and terrace, the first Stumptown cafe in the Midwest, a full-service restaurant, and plenty of spaces for cultural events. The hotel will open its doors on Sept. 1, and the company is donating 10 percent of revenue from its bookings made in the next month to local groups that support young creatives.
Set in the loft of a 1940's warehouse, the Faraday Street Studio is an open workspace that embraces its industrial setting. The building's original character was left intact with poured concrete floors, rough sawn wood sheathing, exposed brick, and the existing timber framing defining the gabled roofline. Designed by Fearon Hay Architects, who are also the occupants, the space was left free of partitions and instead filled with open workstations and a communal idea board, encouraging interaction between both clients and coworkers.
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With locations that include Yellowstone, Vail, and Sonoma, Collective Retreats takes you where no hotel can go. The glamping concierge sets up luxury tents among some of the most incredible landscapes in North America. Accommodations include a bed with 1,500 thread-count sheets, en-suite bathroom, private deck, and decor featuring items unique to the location. The mornings start with a freshly brewed cup of coffee made from locally sourced beans and ends with a farm-to-table dinner, served under the stars by a professional chef and followed by gourmet smores around the fire. In between, a team of local experts will treat you to anything from fly fishing and paddleboarding to horseback riding and cattle drives.
Built as a getaway for a writer/director and his friends and family, this Texas Bunkhouse bends around the trees that dominated its plot, roughly 30 miles from Austin. As the trees dictated the home's shape, so too did they influence its vertically-oriented structure, with the full-length screened porch providing uninhibited views of the surrounding foliage. Inside there are open cots and a kitchen, as well as a single enclosed bedroom, two bathrooms, and an outdoor shower. The building is clad in multi-color stained cedar to blend into the landscape while lending a brick-like randomness, and the house sits on concrete piers above a dry creek bed, just steps from a nearby swimming pool.