01/06/2011 01:11 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Contemporary Chic Home With Great Backyard (PHOTOS)

Name: Steve, Jeremy and dogs Squirt, Elij, Leo and Pogo
Location: Medical District -- Chicago, Illinois
Size: 3,000 square feet single family home
Years lived in: 8 months -- owned

Most Apartment Therapy readers are champs when it comes to small space living. I'm continually impressed by the creativity and ingenuity that I find when shooting tours of extra teeny homes. But every now and then, I come across homeowners who don't have the same space restrictions that most of us deal with. With a whopping 3,000 square foot home, Jeremy and Steve have the opposite situation, yet still manage to bring a keen eye for detail to their clean, contemporary home.

Larger homes can all too easily become disjointed; each room becomes its own little world without a sense of belonging to the rest of the house. However, Steve and Jeremy have styled their home with a subtle thematic consistency that provides a sense of cohesion and calm while each space retains its own sense of personality and purpose.

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Photos are courtesy of Smith Schwartz/Apartment Therapy.

Contemporary Chic Home
Contemporary Chic Home