Chicago Magazine
A Glassy Highland Park Abode Takes Prairie School Literally

A conservationist and an interior designer created a place that embraces their interests: namely, untamed nature. BY HEIDI MITCHELL As if on cue, a red fox erupts from the ravine and saunters up to the living room. “We know her!” exclaims Bruce Boyd, co-owner of the glass-enclosed home at whose walnut slab dining table we sit. “She’s the one with …

DeZeen Magazine
Low-lying Ravine House for nature lovers

Originally written by Jenna McKnight | 22 October 2019 American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects has completed a single-storey residence on a wooded site outside of Chicago, featuring black facades and large windows that engage the landscape. The Ravine House is located in the suburban town of Highland Park, situated about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of downtown Chicago. The dwelling sits quietly within a forested property, where …

Chicago Magazine
A Gothic Revival in Kenwood With a Killer Art Collection

How two devotees created a haven worthy of their stunning private stash BY HEIDI MITCHELL When you live in the kind of house that requires you to restore 90 leaded glass windows and replace a copper roof (twice) plus seven headless gargoyles, curious strangers tend to come knocking on the door. Such has been the experience at a Kenwood mansion …

Preservation Magazine
Couple Restores a Spacious Gothic Revival, Inside and Out

Jay Dandy: We bought the house in June of 2002 and moved in that November. We had been living in a big, Victorian-era house, and this one was equally grand, if not grander. It had soaring 12-foot ceilings. Melissa Weber: Also, the rooms were very open and square, as opposed to long and narrow, which is typical of Victorian houses. We were …

Residential Design Magazine
Company Profile

View Article: Residential Design: Company Profile Volume 5, 2018 What’s Inside: Features CASE STUDY: ANGLES OF REPOSEA family of four finds light and magic under an origami tent designed by David Jameson, FAIA. DESIGN LAB: INVENTION AND REINVENTIONSPF:a, Austin Disston Patterson, and Rill Architects breathe new life into three neglected masterworks. Departments EDITOR’S NOTE VERBATIMAfter 40 years of living on …

Custom Builder
2018 Summer edition

View Article: DIGITAL EDITION URL Products  Angular Faucet The Dorrance collection of bath accessories includes a wall-mounted faucet, tub fillers, and bidet and shower setsFire Dancer Coyote Outdoor Living presents its own Firetable with “dancing flame technology Features  Syncing Great Client Expectations Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experienceMaster Suites …