We are spiraling out of control over this staircase at our Marlowe Residence. The sconces and paneled walls of the circular stair rotunda were precisely planned to align with the cascading windows. An inlaid French limestone compass-rose is the center-point of the rotunda floor and is set to true North to the delight of the client, who is an avid sailor. To complete the two-story space, the rotunda is crowned with a domed ceiling and cupola, washing the interior with daylight.
This week, our Game of Throwbacks is revisiting our Winnetka Residence. Winter is coming, but even covered in Snow, this expanded and renovated villa sure does fire us up! #GOT
This home has a traditional exterior utilizing brick and limestone and features an abundance of French doors and tall windows. The interior however has classical roots in its organization and use of symmetry while the style is transitional with a modern slant.
Drink up at our new brewery coming soon to Horner Park! The walls of the bar are finished with Shou Shugi Ban charred wood, while the custom bartop is made out of beer bottle bottoms. Bottoms up to National Drink Beer Day!
Happy Fall Y’all! Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall! We love how our Deerfield Residence looks against the changing fall leaves. Get ready for bonfires, sweater weather, and pumpkin everything!
It’s easy to get caught up in the big picture, but as designers, we love to focus in on the details. This transparent two-level bay at our Marlowe Residence gives a 270 degree view out to Lake Michigan. Copper gutters, decorative trim bands, and a copper finial make this little slice of heaven in the house a perfect getaway spot to watch the sun set, even midway through the work week.
Imagine having an island with felt lined drawers for delicate accessories, hanging clothes behind glass front doors to keep them dust free, and floor to ceiling shelves for shoes and boots. If you lived in our Villa Blanco, this would be your reality!
What better way to celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day than showcasing our new brewery project in Horner Park! Exposed bow trusses, steel windows, and original brick walls make this rehabilitated space a hot spot for a cold beer!
This project is perhaps one of our biggest transformations yet. At our Prairie Fire Residence, the majority of the second floor and attic were overtaken by an electrical fire, leading the clients to a full renovation of their historic home. Here is a snapshot of what the master bedroom might look like once it is restored back to its original glory.
College football season is upon us, is your family room ready for a party? Custom built-ins around a large TV plus a place for snacks make these perfect entertainment spaces for the big game!
The new entrance to Porter Pipe and Supply really gets things flowing. A wall of decorative pipe leads to this reception station and then into the 11,500 sq. ft. of office space we designed.
We are excited to be working with Porter Pipe again on a new distribution facility coming next year!
Our newly constructed Luminous Lanier Residence is a perfect combination of contemporary and cozy. The custom kitchen cabinets have a sleek and modern finish, while the guest suite built-ins create the perfect spot to binge watch Netflix.
Circles improve intelligence! This round library creates a stunning environment that is sure to inspire reading on National Book Lover’s day. The two-story volume is surrounded by books and windows and has an overlook from the second floor above. This wonderful space will stimulate your next book binge, making you smarter, or at least make you appear that way to your friends!