Category Archives: Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday – Dusty to Dining

Written on January 30, 2018 at 8:20 PM, by

Construction sites can seem a bit messy, but the finished product always makes it worth it. Check out these images of the progress being made in The Blue Lady dining room.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Car Wash Conversion

Written on January 16, 2018 at 6:26 PM, by

CA/ds worked with the Backyard Barbecue Store to transform a former car wash facility into this high-end outdoor appliances/accessories store and nanobrewery. From the layout to individual details, each element was ‘crafted’ to create a unique experience for the outdoor grilling enthusiast or artisan beer connoisseur.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Gambrelling Paying Off

Written on January 9, 2018 at 7:25 PM, by

BEFORE CONSTRUCTION AFTER COMPLETION A new gambrel roof and addition provide much needed space and architectural continuity to our 1920’s Gambrel Residence. This gambrel pays off!


Deck the Halls – Holiday Traditions

Written on December 19, 2017 at 9:29 PM, by

AFTER COMPLETION BEFORE CONSTRUCTION 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.


Transformation Tuesday – Glory Days

Written on December 12, 2017 at 4:05 PM, by

AFTER DESIGN RENDERING BEFORE 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.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Washed Out to Wow

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM, by

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.


Transformation Tuesday Series – What’s In Your Attic

Written on November 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM, by

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?


Transformation Tuesday Series – Better with Blue

Written on November 21, 2017 at 6:56 PM, by

DESIGN RENDERING AFTER CONSTRUCTION BEFORE CONSTRUCTION This 70’s era office building desperately needed cosmetic and efficiency improvements. In close collaboration with our client’s fabrication facilities, we designed a custom thermally efficient envelope system and created an iconic signal to mark the entry to Hill Mechanical Campus.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Woof to Wow!

Written on November 14, 2017 at 8:23 PM, by

DESIGN RENDERING BEFORE CONSTRUCTION DURING CONSTRUCTION Since Merrick Pet Care makes the “best food ever”, we wanted to make their offices the best ever for the humans that work there. The glass lined perimeter offices and conference room and offices ensure that daylight reaches deep into the space. The custom curved work counter at theContinue Reading


Transformation Tuesday Series – Drab to Fab

Written on November 7, 2017 at 7:34 PM, by

Who doesn’t need more room? This addition at the Spencer residence provided much needed space while the terrace and outdoor fire pit complete the outdoor entertaining space. The homeowners couldn’t be happier. Can we help you transform your space from drab to fab?


Transformation Tuesday – Rendering to Reality

Written on October 31, 2017 at 4:44 PM, by

Our renderings really allow the clients to envision the space before construction has even begun. Can you tell which image is the rendering and which is the finished construction photo? We’re also excited to announce the new Lalique Oak Street location we’ve designed is finally under construction and the Grand Opening is anticipated for December.


Transformation Tuesday Series – Wheels to Heels

Written on October 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM, by

BEFORE CONSTRUCTION AFTER CONSTRUCTION A former sporting goods store hits the trails to make room for a hi-end fashion boutique at Neapolitan’s new location. The design vignettes elegantly showcase designer pieces from head to toe. Let us help you bring the bling to your retail space.


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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