Category Archives: Transformation Tuesday
Written on July 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM, by admin
Historic photos showed the porch initially had a hipped roof so we put it back – Hip Again. A combination of fiber cement clap board and shingles were used with subtle color variations to provide a more historically sensitive appearance.
Written on July 3, 2018 at 3:11 PM, by admin
The transformation of this red brick colonial included overtaking an existing attached garage to become part of a new family room with expanded breakfast area and new mudroom. A second floor addition above the existing sunroom provided a master bath.
Written on June 26, 2018 at 3:22 PM, by admin
This transformation is dramatic! Before the oppressive 1970’s interior consisted low ceilings and no natural daylight. Now raised ceilings and borrowed natural light combined with rich wood panels and a fresh color palette make an energizing work environment.
Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:12 PM, by admin
Written on June 12, 2018 at 4:10 PM, by admin
This National Award Winning Transformation raised the roof, allowing the full footprint of the second floor to be utilized for three children’s bedrooms, a hall bath and a master suite. The new third floor provides a home office and separate children’s study/play room.
Written on June 5, 2018 at 3:23 PM, by admin
From Tyvek wrapped to zinc roofed, The Laurel gets closer to its virtual reality every day! Check out our transformation photos and look forward to a finished product in November of 2018.
Written on May 8, 2018 at 3:55 PM, by admin
The Blue Lady is brightening up with this living room space. Originally, a wall divided the space, making it feel small and have less natural light. By removing the wall, we have opened up the space to make it more functional and allow for the client’s beloved grand piano to be the statement piece ofContinue Reading
Written on May 1, 2018 at 3:14 PM, by admin
Our projects come in all shapes and sizes. To improve the internal flow of this house, the front door was moved to the west. Careful attention was also given to providing historically correct details such as the exposed rafter tails, scalloped eave brackets and traditional square lattice at the porch. Let us help make yourContinue Reading
Written on January 30, 2018 at 8:20 PM, by admin
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.
Written on January 16, 2018 at 6:26 PM, by admin
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.
Written on January 9, 2018 at 7:25 PM, by admin
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!
Written on December 19, 2017 at 9:29 PM, by admin
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.
Written on December 12, 2017 at 4:05 PM, by admin
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.
Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM, by admin
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.
Written on November 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM, by admin
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?
Written on November 21, 2017 at 6:56 PM, by admin
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.
Written on November 14, 2017 at 8:23 PM, by admin
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
Written on November 7, 2017 at 7:34 PM, by admin
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?
Written on October 31, 2017 at 4:44 PM, by admin
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.
Written on October 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM, by admin
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.
Written on October 17, 2017 at 9:13 PM, by admin
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.
Written on October 10, 2017 at 9:33 PM, by admin
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.
Written on October 3, 2017 at 9:55 PM, by admin
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.
Written on September 26, 2017 at 9:42 PM, by admin
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.
Written on September 19, 2017 at 1:17 PM, by admin
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
Written on September 12, 2017 at 1:19 PM, by admin
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
Written on September 5, 2017 at 1:24 PM, by admin
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.
Written on August 29, 2017 at 12:53 PM, by admin
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
Written on August 22, 2017 at 1:01 PM, by admin
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
Written on August 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM, by admin
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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