Wilmette, Lakefront Mansion

This beautiful mansion draws heavily upon the design principals of Prairie-style architecture. Its distinctive vernacular was pioneered by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This remarkable residence is not built on the lakefront, so much as it emerges from it. The mansion features an elegant front façade nestled amongst historic oak trees. Facing Lake Michigan, the mansion’s rear three-story facade …

Wilmette, Beachfront New Construction

This new residence is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It is beautifully positioned to embrace its beachfront setting. Floor to ceiling window and door openings provide alluring views of the waterfront. Its modern architecture is accentuated by a coastal-designed interior. The three-story home features multiple balconies, a rooftop deck, an inground swimming pool, lower-level garage, a subterranean …

Highland Park, Ravine New Construction

This single-family home is nestled in a bucolic setting along a wooded ravine. Emphasis was put on a natural landscape, so its traditional lawn was replaced with plantings of wildflowers and prairie grasses. Designed for an aging-in-place lifestyle, the architecture was limited to a single-story. The modern designed home features a central mechanical volume at its core, surrounded on all …

Glencoe, Leading Edge New Construction

This 7,000 sq. ft. home is a tranquil showpiece of modern design. The exterior features limestone cladding, expansive windows, and elegantly wide eaves. The home is aligned along a ravine that flows into nearby Lake Michigan. The rear façade features dramatic walls of windows and doors that showcase the forest beyond. The alluring interior features 12-foot-high ceilings, an open floor …

Lake View, Outdoor Kitchen Oasis

Located in a tight urban setting, this project created an outdoor oasis for recreation and entertaining. It incorporated a back and side yard into one flowing space. The scope included an outdoor kitchen, a dining space, a fireplace, a lounge area, a lawn, and a large heated spa. The finishes included, new patio entry doors and windows, LED accent lighting, …

Lincoln Park, New Construction

This three-story residence features a traditional masonry design with classic limestone architectural details. The 8,000 sq. ft. home will have 10.5-foot-high ceilings, extensive windows and doors, custom millwork, a curved central staircase, radiant heating, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, terraces and an inner courtyard. The finished basement will have a guest bedroom, game room, fitness room, and a wine …

Lincoln Park, Three-Flat Conversion

This renovation converted a former historic three-flat apartment building into a modern single-family home. Its original distinctive street façade was preserved and restored. However, its entire interior was restructured on all floors, the basement was lowered, and a new walkout patio and entrance were added on the lower-level. Highlights of the project include a new four-story staircase, new floorplans, new …

Wicker Park, New Construction

Located on a historic block in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood, this grand mansion fits in with its distinguished neighbors. The newly constructed residence was designed to blend in through the use of classical design methods. New brick and limestone were fabricated, but they were crafted in the color and designs of historical patterns. Traditional architectural details were used such …

Burling

With an emphasis on an abundance of natural light, this renovation focused on an open floor plan accompanied by an array of new window openings. With the addition of a new third floor level, the home is dramatically accented by a central atrium. A modern steel and glass staircase is prominently featured. Throughout the home, custom walnut cabinetry and millwork …

Lincoln Square Residence

Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, this 4,000 sq. ft. home is a great example of spacious modern living. With two private courtyards, and a second story, this home is wonderfully illuminated with natural light. The residence has a calming presence in the midst of an urban setting. The main living area and garage both feature floor to ceiling windows and …

Lincoln Park Residence

Located in a former 19th Century dairy, this magnificent home greets passersby with an inviting façade. Beautifully illuminated, this 10,000 sq. ft. residence features expansive windows and doors by Grabill, which overlook a spacious private courtyard. A custom designed steel and glass staircase, with distinctive wood accents, links all three levels of the home. The open kitchen was uniquely crafted …

Northside Residence

Designed by Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd. this 6,000 sq. ft. home is a showpiece of ultra modern design. Its facade is a soaring interplay of masonry volumes, aged copper, and weathered steel. An alluring interior features a broad palate of illuminating skylights, custom walnut millwork, wood block flooring, and stainless steel kitchen. The striking living area has floor to ceiling …

Highland Park Residence

This LEED for Homes project has a number of innovative design features. It is one of the first residential projects in the country with radiant cooling, which is imbedded into the ceiling and supplied by a geothermal system. It also features geothermal heating via a radiant terrazzo floor, solar hydronic hot water, rainwater harvesting for irrigation and a green roof. …

North Shore Residence

Located on an exposed corner, this lot called for a residence protected visually and acoustically from the street, and opens towards an enclosed landscape deep within. This home features a central living space with gallery, flanked by a row of private rooms. The exterior is framed with a serene, yet durable cement board panel facade. The entry is made through …

Harmony House

This animal shelter is designed to be one of the first commercial buildings in the country to operate as a Net Zero-Energy structure and to earn LEED-Platinum certification. Features of the structure include a geothermal heating/cooling system, with a continuous ground loop made up of 14 wells each bored 450 ft deep; a 30 kW photovoltaic electric system with ninety-six …