Category Archives: Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday Series – Put ’em in Park

Written on October 17, 2017 at 9:13 PM, by

UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN RENDERING AFTER COMPLETION 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.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Curb Appeal Added

Written on October 10, 2017 at 9:33 PM, by

BEFORE 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.


Transformation Tuesday Series

Written on October 3, 2017 at 9:55 PM, by

BEFORE DESIGN RENDERING 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.


Transformation Tuesday Series

Written on September 26, 2017 at 9:42 PM, by

BEFORE RENDERING 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.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Raising the Roof

Written on September 19, 2017 at 1:17 PM, by

Before 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 newContinue Reading


Transformation Tuesday Series – Georgian Grandeur Goes Around Back

Written on September 12, 2017 at 1:19 PM, by

Before 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, andContinue Reading


Transformation Tuesday Series – Georgian Grandeur

Written on September 5, 2017 at 1:24 PM, by

The distinctive Georgian character of the Grove Residence was meticulously restored and renewed through historically sensitive design solutions and finely crafted detailing. Shifting the entry foyer of the house, along with refinements to the landscape design help reinforce the symmetry of the front façade. The transformation instills this Georgian with the Grandeur it deserves.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Modest to Magnifico

Written on August 29, 2017 at 12:53 PM, by

Before After This 1920s’ estate on the shores of Lake Michigan underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to transform this modest home into an Italian villa worthy of the shores of Lake Como. Structural modifications to the Winnetka Residence allowed floors and ceilings to be raised and plan modifications were made to provide vistas with viewsContinue Reading


Transformation Tuesday Series – Lakefront Ranch Renovation

Written on August 22, 2017 at 1:01 PM, by

The original 1960’s ranch at the Upper Straits residence was generically placed on this magnificent lakefront property. To improve the arrival sequence the garage was flipped to load from the opposite side allowing the asphalt to be replaced with a garden path. The post and beam structure protecting the front entrance as well as theContinue Reading


Transformation Tuesday Series – Victorian Gem Gets a Makeover

Written on August 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM, by

Our first project with this client was the Park Avenue Residence, to renovate and expand a turn-of-the-century Victorian home to make it more family friendly and improve its curb appeal. A two-story addition was added to the rear to include a kitchen, breakfast room, mudroom, two bedrooms on the second floor, a third floor officeContinue Reading


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