Bob Newhart's Apartment
For city-dwellers, apartment 523 in the high-rise on Sheridan Road in Chicago was a study in small-scale luxury. A sunken living room centered the space. Big sliding glass doors gave the room an airy feel and opened onto an expansive balcony with a great view of Lake Michigan. Emily's compact kitchen kept everything in easy reach. The apartment actually offered two eating areas -- a small dining table and a two-stool bar that fronted the kitchen. Built-in bookcases took advantage of wall contours and kept the home from feeling cluttered. Two other rooms, a bedroom and a study, completed the floor plan. With the living area in between them, the apartment seemed vast.