This over 9,000 sf home was designed and built in 1913 during the heyday of Chicago’s golden age by Howard Van Doren Shaw, a renowned architect of the time. To re-make this home for current and future generations, BBA has undertaken a complete overhaul, including a fully developed recreational basement, rear addition, and a re-developed coach house. BBA has worked closely with Goldberg General Contractors and Culliton Quinn Landscape Architects to restore and revitalize the stately manor. The outside will feature a tulip garden and courtyard fountain, fully restored to the 1913 design by landscape designer Jens Jensen.

BBA designed the exterior addition, utilizing masonry details derived from the original structure, and from studying other Shaw homes from the same period. Although most of the interior will be 100% new, the formal rooms on the main floor, stairs, and hall, are all being restored to the original Shaw design, including the limestone walls of the main hall, and his signature decorative plaster ceilings over the stair.  The balance of the new work will be respectful of the original design while incorporating a fully contemporary finish and furnishing package (in collaboration with Bruce Fox Interiors).

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Restoration and addition to a landmark 1913 home.


14,700 sf