This month’s issue of Traditional Home Magazine features Doug Hoerr’s personal roof top garden at his family residence in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The article highlights how Doug, his wife Tracy and their two children Malcolm and Amelia enjoy and live in their urban oasis.

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Having spent a lot of time on this roof top throughout the years– I can tell you this article describes it flawlessly.

What is impossible to capture—no matter how eloquent the words or stunning the photographs—is the laughter heard around the table on a summer night…how utterly tempting it is to stick your nose into hydrangeas the size of grapefruits… or how entirely relaxed you feel when you put your feet up on the ottoman with a fresh cup of coffee (martini…) in your hand and Blossom Dearie crooning in the background.

This garden, like so many that our firm designs, is quite simply perfect. It is beautiful, functional, peaceful and private—and a space where I often find myself sitting, taking a deep breath and realizing that life, is good.

Click here or on the image below to read the full text, or pick up your own copy of Traditional Home now on stands throughout the U.S.!

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