Sophisticated Living Chicago Magazine
July/August 2017 Issue

Excerpt ‘From the Publisher’:

If you can’t tell, I have mad respect for hard work and genuineness, which is a big part of why I’m also a fan of Rodger Owen and Charles Grode, the visionaries behind custom home builder BGD&C. The builder’s latest luxury project in Lincoln Park, a French provincial mansion that’s grand on the outside and surprisingly family-friendly on the inside, is the subject of this issue’s home feature, “The New Classic.” And, as someone who has toured the property, let me just say that it left me speechless (which, if you know me, doesn’t happen often). From top to bottom, millwork to trim, this home is modern, organic, chic and kid-tested all at once. The effortless elegance that BGD&C has achieved here is a tribute to Owen and Grode’s endless indisputable passion for their craft- and it shows in every home they create.

— Bridget McDermott, Owner & Publisher Sophisticated Living

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