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House Beautiful's Free Chairs; Inside The Shoreland; More!

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

HYDE PARK: The Shoreland Hotel once hosted guests like Elvis and Amelia Earhart; then it served a very different crowd — University of Chicago students. Now, the old hotel is set to get rehabbed and converted to apartments. Curbed visited Hyde Park to take one last look.

EVERYWHERE: The interiors mag House Beautiful is coming to town this weekend for the launch of their pink issue, and to celebrate the occasion they're hiding 30 pink chairs around town, giving them away to the first person who finds them. Click through for the deets.

CHATHAM: To honor Presidents' Day, Curbed dug up one of the more unique listings in Chicago: a 7,970-square-foot sky-blue replica of the White House. It can be yours for just $900K.

STREETERVILLE: The John Hancock Center is one of Chicago's most iconic buildings, and it's home to one of the city's most hideous condos. Step inside this incredible bubble-gum-and-paisley unit on the 85th floor.