Walkthroughs and Panoramas

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Do you have a hard time reading plans and elevations and envisioning what your space could look like? Click the link in our profile to see 3D panoramas we can create for you, letting you soak in the views from your new space.

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Picture Perfect Views

The Brando
The Brando
The two-story glass walls at The Brando provide the picture perfect spot for watching the seasons change on the lake and the shore.

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Water Wednesday Series – Worth the Repeat



The homeowners of our Minnesota Residence wanted to make fast work of the opposing dirty dishes so we designed side by side sinks in their kitchen. Fly the flag on this worthy repeat – Go Cubs as they try to wash away the opposing Dodgers.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Put ’em in Park

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Indiana Autobarn Construction
DESIGN RENDERING
Indiana Autobarn Rendering
AFTER COMPLETION
Indiana Autobarn Complete
The Auto Barn is done and looks classic like the cars it houses. The rendering revved the clients up for the design, then we shift gears to construction and finally parked ‘em all in the finished space.

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Millwork Monday Series – Dramatic Displays

DL Couch 2
DL Couch 1
The millwork at DL Couch is designed to highlight their wide range of textures and materials. Multiple panels can be used in concert to display the dramatic effect of larger patterns. Integrated Lumnii LED lighting illuminates the removable panels which are magnetically affixed so they can be updated seasonally.

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So Sweet – National Dessert Day

So Sweet Event
Flash Back Friday in honor of National Dessert Day- Candies supplied by Farley’s and Sathers Candy Company were used to create sweet details on our First Place winning gingerbread version of Chicago’s iconic Harold Washington Library.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Classic Craftsman

Classic Craftsman
Classic Craftsman
This classic craftsman style house looks great from the street, but the interior courtyard space steals the show. All of the first floor living spaces at the Paulina Residence open into it providing not only fresh air but abundant daylight throughout.

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Water Wednesday Series – Loads of Water

Loads of Water 1
Loads of Water 2
Laundry can be a chore, but this first floor laundry room at the Marlowe Residence was designed to be functional and keep the spin cycles running smoothly. Abundant storage, a vintage oversized Kohler sink and vertical subway tile make the mundane task enjoyable.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Curb Appeal Added

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Curb Appeal_Before
DESIGN RENDERING
Curb Appeal_Design Rendering
The interior renovation at the Reimagined Ranch has finished up and the owners are eagerly awaiting the completion of their new covered front porch so they can sit and enjoy the beautiful fall days.

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Light It Up – National LED Light Day

CADS Studio
Our office uses LED lights both in our track lighting as well as overhead decorative fixtures. We specify LED lighting on all our new construction projects as well as retro-fit kits on renovation projects.

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Feature Friday

The Laurel
Even on a rainy day, the interiors of The Laurel are bathed with light from the arched top dormers, transoms and cupola clerestory.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Contemporary Design

Contemporary Design
Traditional elements of brick and stone were mixed with modern detailing to give our Cortland Residence a distinct presence on the block.

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Acknowledge Achievement – Congratulations to David Sutherland

David Sutherland - Exterior Furniture Gallery
Congratulations on receiving the 2017 Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award! We are honored to be part of the journey by helping to renovate your space at the Mart.

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Transformation Tuesday Series

BEFORE
Trifecta Before
DESIGN RENDERING
Trifecta Rendering
AFTER
Trifecta After
Check out this transformation of our Trifecta Residence from existing to design rendering to final completion. We were able to match the existing siding to create a seamless transition from the original house to the new addition.

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Millwork Monday Series – Built-Ins for Books

Built Ins for Books
Wouldn’t you want to cozy up with a book in this space? This home office was designed to optimize the display of the homeowners’ vast historical and military book collection. The bookcases and coffered ceiling were stained to match the replica of the President’s desk.

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Butler Pantry Brewing It Up-National Coffee Day

Coffee Day
Everyone needs a coffee pick-me-up, even on a Friday. Wouldn’t this butler’s pantry at our Marlowe Residence be the perfect spot for a morning brew on National Coffee Day?

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Throwback Thursday Series – Loaded Lincoln Park Rowhouse

Loaded Lincoln Park Residence
We’re not sure what we love more about this Orchard Residence. While the media room is great for watching the Cubs beat the Cards, we think the spectacular city views from the front and rear terraces are the real winner.

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Water Wednesday Series

Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
When your prep station has a lake view and this gorgeous kitchen as the backdrop like our Marlowe Residence does, midweek dinner prep sure doesn’t look too bad.

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Transformation Tuesday Series

BEFORE
Before
RENDERING
Rendering
AFTER
After
Check out the transformation of the Neapolitan store in Winnetka, a former sporting goods store now turned into a luxury fashion boutique. Stop in to see the transformation of the space while (hopefully) transforming your wardrobe to accommodate the fall weather.

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Millwork Monday Series – Wet Bar Hits the Spot

Wet Bar Hits the Spot
The wet bar at our Geothermal Gem is the perfect hub when entertaining. It is centrally located next to the kitchen, dining and living rooms in this open floor plan, making it easy to refill your cocktail without missing out on the action.

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Hobbit Hideaway – National Hobbit Day

National Hobbit Day
This kid’s study at our Minnesota Residence with sloped ceilings and built-in desk is the perfect nook for the hobbits in this family to hideaway. The built-in bench is the excellent place to stash their rings and other treasures. Although this renovation project did not take 8 years to complete like the LOTR series, Bilbo and Frodo think it is worthy of an award just like the movie. Not an academy but Kid’s Choice Award for sure!

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Houzz Project Feature

Minnesota_mudroom
One of our most popular projects was featured again on Houzz, this time in the article 8 White Paints That Show Which White is Right! The article discusses the various types of white paint and how they can affect the feel of a space. The featured project is the mudroom in our Minnesota residence showcasing how to pair white with black. Pairing white with black creates a very elegant, Art Deco feel. Even with so much contrast, this look is still a blank canvas for adding any other color. To lessen the drama, choose a slightly-softer white. In this space, you see how the wall color is a bit more toned down as compared to the crisp white trim and doors. Checkout the article for helpful tips and be sure not to miss our featured project’s gallery as well as our many other projects!

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Throwback Thursday Series – Colonial Credentials

Colonial Credentials
This brick colonial home was transformed and won a Preservation Award from the Village of Wilmette. Great care was taken at our Chestnut Residence when we overtook an existing attached garage to become part of a new family room with an expanded breakfast area and new mudroom. A second floor was added above the existing sunroom to provide a master bath, and a new detached garage was built. The exterior materials were carefully selected to match the brick size, color variations and, most importantly, the Flemish brick pattern. The family room addition incorporates the gable roof forms of the original house along with the dentil detailing and round louvers. Even the detached garage picks up on these same elements and the coach house feeling is enhanced by providing wood paneled carriage doors with divided light windows.

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Water Wednesday Series – Backyard Oasis


Our clients can’t wait to start enjoying this backyard at the Ligan Residence once construction is complete. The hardest decision will be whether it is it a beach day or a pool day. For now they can dream about it in 3D.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Raising the Roof

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Maple Makeover Before
After
Maple Makeover After
The interior of our Maple Makeover residence had all the charm of an Arts and Crafts home but was not functional for this growing family. The bracketed roof and window boxes, clapboard siding patterns and pergola entry were carefully designed to maintain an Arts and Crafts character. Reframing the roof provided two new bedrooms across the front of the second floor and a new master suite with a large walk-in closet and a bath with a large shower across the rear. A new third floor contains a guest suite and playroom. Now the home has the character and space our clients dreamed of.

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Millwork Monday Series – Built-In China Cabinets

Built In China Cabinets
These custom designed china cabinets at our Winnetka Residence have unique shaped shelves with projecting centers. The wood profiled edge adds beauty and stability while the glass shelving allows the integral lighting to highlight objects at every level.

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Spouse Spa – National Wife Appreciation Day

National Wife Appreciation Day
Gentlemen, does your wife have the luxurious master bathroom she deserves? This bathroom at our Winnetka Residence was designed just for the lady of the house with a freestanding marble tub (with lake views, of course), curved corner cabinetry with curtains to soften the space, separate sink and makeup vanities with mirrored door fronts and crystal knobs, light-up magnifying makeup mirrors, and a decidedly feminine oval shaped shower. What wife would not feel like the queen of her castle with this spa-like escape?

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Throwback Thursday Series – Northside Gem

Northside Gem
Family comfort and livability were the critical drivers to the design of our Greenview Residence, which provides four bedrooms on the second floor plus a guest bedroom suite on the third floor in this new 6,500 sq. ft. home in Chicago. The interiors are spacious with ‘rooms’ articulated by a series of arches that span the first floor, creating spaces that are defined yet open. Other family friendly features include a large mudroom at the rear entry with plenty of coat closets, cubbies for backpacks and a boot bench. The front porch with its inviting design provides a comfortable and sheltered respite to view sidewalk activities.

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Water Wednesday Series – Soaking Oasis

Soaking Oasis
The bathtub at the Villa Blanco is positioned in the bay windows, creating a focal point and an oasis for the homeowner to soak in the views and relax at the end of a hard day.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Georgian Grandeur Goes Around Back

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Georgian Before
After
Georgian After
There was nothing grand about the rear façade of this Georgian restoration project so we added some. The previous addition on our Grove Residence was removed and replaced with a two-story structure that provided a new family room, kitchen, breakfast room, formal terrace, sunroom, mudroom, large master suite, laundry room, craft room, and a guest bedroom and bath. The interior renovation of the existing house included a new centrally-located grand staircase, library/home office, formal living and dining rooms, and two second floor bedrooms with a shared bath. A series of arched top French doors flanked by engaged columns provides the Grandeur this façade desperately needed.

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