Construction Progress – Oregon



Demolition is underway at our Oregon Residence! Essentially a complete gut job, this renovation and addition project will feature a new garage and art room loft addition, dog run, and completely renovated and reconfigured interior upon completion.

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Mancave Monday


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Ligan Rec Room


We hope all of the dads out there enjoyed a weekend spent in the mancave like these ones. Grilling, spending time amongst collectible cars, playing pool, or simply vegging out and watching TV with a glass of wine. The day is yours! Happy Father’s Day!

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International Bath Day


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Vintage Tub Takes Center Stage
Tub Niche

Happy International Bath Day! Wouldn’t you love to forego the rushed morning shower and instead enjoy a hot, relaxing soak in one of these luxurious tubs?

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Transformation Tuesday – Award Winning Preservation


Blair Kamin, a Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, recently spoke at the Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission’s annual historic awards ceremony. We are honored to have our project at 814 Park Avenue selected as a winning recipient in the rehabilitation category. “A town that celebrates historic preservation is well on its way to becoming a better and more beautiful town. It’s encouraging its residents to voluntarily preserve and enhance beautiful homes. That raises the town’s architectural standards, which, in turn, encourages future construction to meet the high bar of good design. Quality begets quality.” Congrats to all of this year’s winners!

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Millwork Monday – Mudrooms





Does this beach weather have you looking for a place to hang your towel and beach bag? These mudrooms have you covered.

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Facade Friday – Exterior Elevations vs Reality



Check out the transformation on our Villa Blanco from a schematic design freehand sketch to construction documents to a photo of the completed project!

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Window Wednesday




We love how these big kitchen windows help bring the outdoors into these spaces. A good view makes doing the dishes less of a chore.

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Outdoor Enjoyment

Oregon Residence


Lake Lanier, Georgia_Rear Exterior Rendering

Just because it’s summer doesn’t always mean the weather cooperates for grilling and outdoor entertaining. We love incorporating a roofed area over the grill so mother nature doesn’t hold dinner prep hostage. Now if only we could say the same thing about kids’ summer schedules…

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Feature Friday – Resource Innovations








This growing company is getting a new and improved office space out in Half Moon Bay, California. We are able to provide our clients with a variety of interior finish options and render each version to give them a preview of what their space will look like, even the desks arranged for a big conference meeting!

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Missing that long weekend?


Lake Lanier, Georgia_Rear Exterior Rendering


Good news, only three days of work until you can enjoy your morning coffee in one of these glorious porches.

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Transformation Tuesday




Casa Cinco was honored to be selected by the Wilmette Historical Society to be featured in their house walk as an excellent example of a sensitive addition and renovation to a historically significant home.

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Renovation Renderings






We love that our Enscape renderings allow our clients to explore different tile and finish options for their renovation project before construction even breaks ground. A variety of Benjamin Moore paint colors, Daltile tile selections, and Trustile doors bring the space together. Knowing that the finished product will look this good makes enduring the dust of construction that much more manageable.

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Millwork Monday – Bulldog Bar

This custom milled industrial bar will serve our clients well at Bulldog Cartage. The new office will feature over 40,000 SF of warehouse space, open office space, and an entire level devoted to conference and lecture activities, where the bar will sit as the focal point.

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Feature Friday


Marlowe





Our Marlowe Residence has many unique details and exterior design elements that were fun challenges to take on in 3D modeling, but even more fun to see as finished products! Check out these exterior elevations and see how they translate to the completed project.

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National Love a Tree Day

Indiana Autobarn

Indiana Autobarn

To celebrate National Love a Tree Day, we are featuring our Indiana Autobarn. Site harvested walnut, ash, cherry, and maple trees were surveyed and milled for flooring, trim, millwork, and railings in keeping with our sustainable approach, utilizing existing site materials wherever possible.

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Masonry Monday





Brick and stonework are often used to add texture and detail to a home. We use unique brick patterns and organic stone pieces to bring together a composition.

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Happy Mother’s Day!


Pantry Party

Spending time with Mom is a great thing, but sometimes she just needs a break and a quite retreat. Our Villa Blanco master suite includes a private sun deck, coffee bar with refrigerator and snacks, oversized window seat for reading, soaking tub in bay, shower with 4 sprays and integral music, makeup console with TV behind the mirrors, 3 view dressing mirror, and a lock on the door with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our favorite women!

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Congrats Graduates!






Villa Blanco Kitchen
Island Oasis 3

It’s graduation time, and we are handing out diplomas to some of our favorite kitchen hoods. These custom masterpieces deserve to be “hooded” for their unique design and ability to make a statement in the kitchen.

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Millwork Monday – Islands


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We love islands, both tropical and kitchen! Islands have proven to be the statement piece of a kitchen. We have done pops of color, custom legwork, large spans to account for multiple seating options, and countless storage and cabinet configurations. They are a great place for family to gather around on pizza night or for the kids to sit at and do homework. Regardless of how your family would use one, we can make the island of your dreams.

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Kentucky Derby – Off to the Races!



Cortland Dining Room


Villa Blanco Kitchen
Wallpaper Wednesday

These bold and unique design ideas are about as fun as the hats you find at the Kentucky Derby! Color, pattern, and texture make all of the difference!

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Transformation Tuesday – Construction Update



Rebuilding work is underway at our Prairie Fire Residence. Often in construction, things look worse before they look better. We think the Prairie Fire Residence may have finally rounded that corner. It’s exciting to see the rebuilding begin.

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Masonry Monday


Mixing It Up



It’s amazing how much variety can come from a simple brick. Check out some of our masonry masterpieces, both new construction and restoration!

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Foyer Friday









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We love a foyer with personality. It’s the perfect opening act and greets your guests. It also sets the stage for what’s to come.

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Water Wednesday – Blanco Baths

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Our Villa Blanco has beautiful custom cabinetry and vanities in the bathrooms, not to mention the intricate tilework and lighting selections that help bring the space together.

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Millwork Monday – Elevations vs. Reality


Villa Blanco Kitchen
Villa Blanco Kitchen
Ever wonder how we get from black and white line drawings to the final product? A lot of coordination is required to do so! From overall layout of appliances down to the profile of the cabinets, all of the details and thought pays off when you get to see the finished result.

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Hoppy Easter!

Easter Photo 2016

Hoppy Easter! Hop into this weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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Wine Wednesday




Ligan Residence_Bar Rendering

It’s wine Wednesday, and we are celebrating with a few of our favorite wine cellars! Whether constructed of brick and in the basement or in the main living area with transparent doors, these wine cellars certainly know how to impress.

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Small Spaces – Big Results



National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day


Place for Platters
MJCO Kitchen

City lots are often very tight, and one of the biggest challenges is optimizing the usable space. Borrowed daylight and shared sightlines make spaces feel larger and let clients live happier! Check out a few examples of our spacious city homes.

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Water Wednesday – Going Tubbing



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Vintage Tub Takes Center Stage

Tub Niche

We are going clubbing … er, tubbing, with some of our favorite bathroom tubs! Whether built-in or freestanding, these tubs make each bathroom unique and statement worthy!

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Opening Day – Cubbies!

Mudroom Cubbies
Mudroom Cubbies
Mudroom Cubbies



Buy us some peanuts and…mudroom cubbies! Check out some of our homeruns in cubby design while enjoying the Cubs opening day in Chicago!

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