Although orthogonal line drawings and construction documents are still our primary method for communications our designs to clients, contractors and municipalities renderings have become an increasingly important visualization tool. Our team’s commitment to creating extremely detailed digital models allows us to quickly generate renderings throughout the design process and lets our clients imagine their projects before the start of construction, providing our clients with greater comfort, understanding and excitement. Ranging from hand sketches to realistic digital renderings, we can tailor our representational styles to our client’s specific needs.
This new 2.5 story 8,500 sq. ft. home located on the shores of Lake Michigan was designed to have the appearance of an East Hamptons estate that evolved over decades. The design was carefully crafted to provide lake views from all living spaces and flood the house with daylight.
This new two-story 6,000 sq. ft. home currently under construction will offer expansive views of lake Coeur d’ Alene. A series of digital renderings were created to assist the owner during the design phases to depict what the house will look like when completed. The home will have multiple terraces and screened porches to take advantage of the scenic mountainside setting.
This hillside row house overlooking Presidio Park was completely renovated and expanded to incorporate enlarged living spaces, a sky-lit stair hall and a roof terrace. Large north-facing windows on each floor capture views over the park and bay while multiple skylights fill the living spaces with natural light. Both the exterior and interior are skillfully detailed with dark-stained timber and wrought iron accents blending the Spanish mission style character of the existing house with modern amenities.
Perched on a wooded hilltop, this historical estate home was thoughtfully restored and expanded, addressing the modern needs of a large family and incorporating the unique style of its owners. The design is teeming with custom details including a porte cochère and fox head rain spouts, providing references to the historical narrative of the site’s long history.
This new 3,500 sq. ft. two-story lakefront home currently under construction with an attached garage was designed with simple lines, natural colors and materials with texture to compliment the surroundings. The open floor plan with two-story great room offers spectacular lake views. The bridge connects the guest suites and is a focal point in the space.
The addition and renovation of this French Provincial-inspired home integrates seamlessly with the existing residence featuring a limestone exterior, slate mansard roofs, and copper accents. Expansive arched openings and interior art glass open up the once-segmented floor plan providing free-flowing interior spaces and an open floor plan. Taking advantage of a nearby existing tree, the rear roof terrace is nestled below the expansive tree canopy creating the sense of an outdoor room.
Lavish new 22,000 sq. ft. two-story contemporary French Country style single family house with walk out lower level and detached pool house on the shores of Lake Michigan. Welcomed by a grand two-story foyer with features that include lake views from all living spaces as well as master bedrooms on two levels, home theater, exercise room and lower level bar. Outdoor features include an infinity pool and spa, multiple terrace and roof decks.
This Craftsman style home wraps around an outdoor courtyard, allowing natural light to spill deep into the interior living spaces throughout. The home was featured in CS Interiors Magazine 2012 Winter Issue in an article titled ‘Let There Be Light’.
This city home has a traditional exterior design utilizing brick, limestone, and French doors with transoms on the first floor. The interior of this 5,000 sq. ft. home is intended to provide a tailored aesthetic that is classical in its organization and use of symmetry.
The axial approach to this Georgian-style brick home sets the stage for the comfortable elegance found within. Work on this project included solving several issues common with renovation work, specifically related to the blending of a new addition to the existing structure, creating a stylish and comfortable master suite, and a kitchen and family room area that allow for an open feel and views between spaces.
Incorporating refined stone and masonry details, this Chicago neighborhood home greets guests with its expansive front porch, providing a comfortable and sheltered respite from the bustling urban surroundings.
This new custom 8,000 sq. ft. barn was designed to display our client’s vintage car collection and entertain their family and friends. The exposed timber structure and rustic detailing play off the architecture of the 1906 main house and the typology of the agricultural surroundings. The amenities and craftsmanship within allows our clients to utilize the space for any occasion. In addition to ample car display area, the barn includes: a custom built walnut bar from site harvested trees; glass walled wine room; custom kitchen with separate catering entrance; an elevated entertainment stage and loft lounge overlooking the car collection.
This new two-story 1,600 sq. ft. single family residence was designed to serve as pool/guest house on an adjacent lot to the homeowners primary residence on Lake Michigan. The open first floor plan includes a glass wall that opens to the terrace and pool beyond. Guest bedrooms are located on the second floor.
Situated on a beautiful lakefront site, the client desired to maximize the lake view from every room with a plan that was very open yet provided comfortable, defined spaces.
Interiors completed by Momus Inc.
Interior renovation on the first floor provided for an expanded dining room, an elevator, bar area, a new kitchen with island and cathedral ceiling, and a new fireplace with built-in bookshelves in the great room. Renovation work to the master bedroom suite on the second floor provided consolidated closets and improved flow as well as access to the new stair and elevator areas overlooking the kitchen. On the exterior, space was provided for an outdoor cooking and entertaining area, as well as the addition of dormers above the new kitchen space.
By expanding the attic space within the existing footprint, this home design was able to accommodate the functional needs of the client without sacrificing the limited lot area available. The extended front porch also provides generous outdoor living space along the front facade of the home.
This home was completely renovated and expanded to enhance the original Dutch Colonial character. The addition of the covered stone front porch, which wraps around the house and ties into the new sunroom, offers a variety of outdoor living spaces appropriate for every season.
Great care was taken to integrate a family room, mudroom and master suite addition to this brick colonial home. The master bath, located above the existing sunroom, is wrapped with wood pilasters and a ribbon of windows, to create a light and delicate element above.
The challenge presented by this charming estate was to design an addition for a new library and bedroom suite while not detracting from the charm and character of the home. Through careful detailing and blending of the exteriors most vital features, the transition from existing to new is almost indistinguishable. This project was honored with the 2003 Preservation Award for excellence in renovation and restoration of an Illinois landmark structure from the Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission.
The distinctive Georgian character of this home was meticulously restored and renewed through sensitive design solutions and finely crafted detailing. Additionally, refinements to the landscape design and front approach help reinforce the symmetry of the front facade.
The kitchen of the family’s vacation home was renovated and expanded to provide an ‘eat-at’ peninsula, a new breakfast room/sunroom was added off the kitchen and expansive screened porch was added to provide ‘outdoor’ space for large family gatherings.
150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2360 - Chicago, Illinois 60606