Name: Kate Heilman
Location: North Center; Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,200 square feet (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)
Years lived in: 6.5 years; owned
Kate Heilman has proved that it's possible to have a two-bedroom palace right in the center of Chicago. Drawing heavily on family heritage, a love of Alexander Palace, and a fascination with history, she has managed to build a cozy, light-filled sanctuary brimming with books, icons, Russian antiques, and bespoke art.