Our client's goal was to create a timeless house that fit the Traditional character of the neighborhood. They were also keenly interested in a sustainable residence with a focus on air quality and convenient living without sacrificing comfort or elegance. Natural light was also very important to our clients, so the home is centered around a naturally-lit stairwell and second floor sky-lit gallery. Both living floors are arranged to focus on these light-filled spaces. The large city parcel also assured that all rooms are amply illuminated. The buildings style and orientation was created to be a good neighbor. Many adjacent homes have front porches with Traditional details, while others are more Contemporary. This home sought to be compatible with both.
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Winner of a "Gold Key Award" for Best Architectural Design: Custom Home 5,601 – 6,500 sq. ft.
Light filled transitional design home, nestled into a Chicago neighborhood.
Bruce Van Inwegen