Lill Street Guesthouse

This urban guesthouse is constructed of 100 percent precast concrete wall and floor panels. Its modern exterior integrates sandblasted concrete with standing-seam copper cladding, Bendheim glass windows and tropical hardwood deck and fencing. Its interior includes four bedrooms, five baths, a kitchen, a spa, and half-court gymnasium. The design earned a Chicago Green Home rating for its sustainable and green …

Modrern Addition

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this luxury residence features a modern Paul Florian designed addition, which adjoins a traditional home. Unique to this high-end project was the use of commercial storefront windows throughout. Other notable features of this custom two-story addition are its modern ornamental ironwork, stonework and custom millwork kitchen. Architect: Florian Architects Photography: Kate Roth Photography

Lynch Residence

The noted architectural firm of Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd. designed this exceptional residence. In keeping with the modern aesthetic, glass, steel and concrete were used throughout. The unique exterior incorporated Norman brick, limestone and perforated zinc panels. The interior features expansive glass walls, a three-story millwork stairway, and an open first-floor with recessed kitchen, bookshelves and closets. This 4,200 sq. …

Modern New Construction

This luxury 5,000 sq ft. modern-design residence was built for an architect. It was constructed with extensive amounts of steel, concrete and masonry. This custom home called for the skills of fabricating large-scale commercial materials into a residential setting. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this high-end residence has received much acclaim for its design. The American Institute of Architects, …

Condominium Renovation

This luxury condominium occupies an entire floor of the tower at 680 N. Lake Shore Drive. The master bath features walls of diamond matched marble custom quarried in Tuscany, Italy. The kitchen and bath cabinetry are crafted from hand-rubbed macassar ebony veneer. The kitchen cook top is hidden under an integrated flush section of granite that is counter-weighted into the …

Postmodern Renovation

This high-end residence, located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, is a tribute to postmodern design. One of its many engineered features is a wonderfully sweeping 35 ft. barrel-vault ceiling. Also unique to this luxury home is a custom partition wall of a glass, steel and wood, crafted by the carpenters at GGC. This structure was originally constructed as a sculptor’s studio, …

Condominium Renovation

This modern condominium renovation is located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Intended for a family with special needs, the luxury kitchen and bathroom were designed to ADA standards. The master bath features walls of diamond matched marble custom quarried in Tuscany, Italy. The kitchen features custom millwork cabinets, with sequentially matched veneers. Etched frameless glass pocket and pivot doors, some as …

Modern New Construction

Located in Skokie, this Brininstool + Lynch designed residence was constructed using the property’s original ranch-house foundation. Challenged by its modern design, all mechanicals were meticulously incorporated without encumbering its clean lines. A unique feature of this high-end residence is its fireplace, constructed of stacked cement panels accentuated with slate details, custom fabricated by GGC. Architect: Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd. …

Montgomery Residence

GGC collaborated with the award-winning Michael Richman Interiors to customize a high-end designer home from a standard developer’s condominium unit. The resulting team effort was an exceptional space of fabulous design. The residence is located in the former headquarters of Montgomery Wards, a 28-story glass and white travertine marble high-rise designed by the famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. Photography: © Tony …