It may be cold outside, but things are heating up in Chicago. We have designed custom fireplaces for both residential and commercial spaces like the ones seen here. Get fired up with some ideas for your own space and let us help you bring it to life.
A new gambrel roof and addition provide much needed space and architectural continuity to our 1920’s Gambrel Residence. This gambrel pays off!
Wouldn’t it be nice to soak up some suds on National Bubble Bath Day in this tub? This elegant master bathtub niche has an inset tile pattern that is reminiscent of the older home but offers elegance for today’s aesthetics. The inset also draws your eye to the transom window that borrows daylight from the adjacent master bedroom.
With kids heading back to school, we’re looking back at our project on the University of Chicago campus. Our design for the Toyota Technological Institute dials into their goal of attracting the best minds in theoretical math research. Bridging the atrium at each level and then connecting the bridges with a floating stair fosters interaction and idea sharing.
Now that all of the holiday festivities are over, it’s never too early to start planning for the next gathering. The linked entertainment spaces at our Winnetka Residence are located along the East side of the house to maximize views to Lake Michigan. Guests can enjoy the view while sipping on cocktails waiting for dinner.
With a beautiful home gym like this one at our Winnetka Residence keeping your New Year’s resolution to get in shape has never been easier or looked better.
Our office will be closed Monday, December 25th through Monday, January 1st for the holidays. We will be back on Tuesday, January 2nd. We wish you a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!
Naughty or Nice – Definitely Nice. Celebrating the holidays in front of the fire in this cozy living room at the Minnesota Residence is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.
Are you struggling with last minute holiday gifts for the guy who is hard to purchase for? Swing by our Backyard Barbecue in Wilmette for some grill supplies and to warm up in front of the fireplace.
The Indiana Autobarn is taking its victory lap. The owners are revved up about how the barn came together. The bar and beams were milled from trees on the site. It’s the perfect space for all of their holiday entertaining.
With the holidays fast approaching we bet Santa can’t wait to climb down the chimney of the Winnetka Residence to enjoy milk and cookies in this cozy family room.
Hokanson has been a trusted name in high-end, often decorative carpets since 1987. Hand-knotted and hand-tufted, custom designs.
Befitting the brand, our custom millwork in the Hokanson Merchandise Mart showroom was tailored to display and store their wide range of samples.
Refined Farmhouse Garage Doors: Working with the vendor, we designed two custom garage door options for The Laurel. This series of design renderings shows how both versions play off of the exterior color palette and detailing. Which option do you prefer?
Do the holiday treats have you thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Working out requires discipline and perseverance. We were pumped up for the challenges to design a full-service fitness facility in the Merchandise Mart. Exposed mechanical systems, varying flooring patterns and treated columns allow the space to feel open but defined.
Winter weather brings wet boots and heavier coats. The hard-working mudroom at the Marlowe Residence keeps everything organized, and your floors dry.
The Blue Lady received a porch facelift, full renovation and addition to make her work for a modern family, while keeping the 1880s historic details the clients fell in love with. The navy blue trim is a homage to her former blue glory.
Stairway to heaven? We think so. We design stairs that fit the character of the rest of the house and our attention to detail really makes each project come together in the end.
Cold winter days makes us wish for summer. A major addition and renovation captured the original character and gave our clients at the Gregory Residence the sun porch of their dreams. Oversized steps provide ‘bleacher seating’ on those active summer nights.
At our Porter Pipe project pipes of all shapes and sizes are the name of the game. They also make the perfect backdrop to their entry way.
It may be December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Construction is gearing up to start at the MAuN Residence. The owners are flipping for their pool house design and can’t wait to start swimming laps.
We love a good design challenge. At the Brando our clients’ new home had to work within the footprint of the existing home being torn down. The clients are thrilled with the reimagined design.
Wouldn’t this second-floor lounge area with the built-in window seat at the Geothermal Gem be the perfect spot for relaxing? Added bonus, it overlooks the front door so you can keep an eye out for the UPS driver with your holiday packages.
Situated on a beautiful lakefront site, our Michigan Retreat residence used floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view to the lake. The natural exterior materials seamlessly blend into the surrounding setting.
If it weren’t for the photo taken during construction we don’t think you could tell we completed an addition at our Kenilworth Avenue Residence. We strive to seamlessly blend the old with the new while giving the family some much needed additional space.
Still recovering from the holiday weekend? The soothing sounds of lake waves will lull you to sleep in the custom built-in daybed at the Marlowe Residence.
At our Ashland project we turned what was once a dingy attic into 2 new bedrooms and a full bath by reconfiguring the roof. The extended front porch provides the perfect neighborhood hangout spot. Do you want to turn your attic into livable space?
No one would think twice if you stayed home to shop away Cyber Monday if you had a home office like these. Hope you find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.