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Chicago's Hidden Spaces; John Hughes' Home; More

Chicago Motor Club Building
Chicago Motor Club Building

And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.

THE LOOPExplore part one of our three-part photographic voyage through seldom-mined architectural treats. Here, we visit the Motor Club Building to capture details of an Art Deco space about to undergo major restoration.

LAKE FORESTJohn Hughes' mansion listed Monday for $5.89M. Ground zero for his "brat pack" films of the '80s, the North Shore supplied the setting and mood. See the sprawling home of the late celebrated filmmaker.

SOUTH LOOPEast-West University is jumping on the vertical-dorm bandwagon with the announcement of a new 17-story building at 825 S Wabash. Construction revs up soon with delivery by fall 2013.

BACK OF THE YARDS—All the small ranches are crowded out by this ridiculously out-of-scale South Side mansion. On and off the market for three-and-a-half years, this albatross is best seen from space.