Victorian Chicago Row House

Immediately following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 many new North Side homes were built using solid masonry construction & concrete floors, an early form of fireproofing.  This classic single family home near DePaul University is one such residence which has seen numerous renovations & rebirths in the ensuing 150 years culminating in a recent […]

Expanding a Dutch Colonial

Lincoln Avenue in NW Evanston is lined with many fine homes, both modest and grand.  A growing family was shoehorned into one such residence and came to us in to order to expand their living space while maintaining the character of the original home.  Our solution involved a new two story Addition that contained an […]

Cottage Style Evanston

NW Evanston has many “Cottage Style” homes, built in the early 20th century.  An academic couple purchased one such residence, unchanged since the 1950’s, and hired our firm to renovate and expand the existing structure while respecting its original character.  Improvements included a new Addition at the rear of the house with a grand Kitchen, […]

New Life for a Lakefront Victorian

During the late 19th century, many classic homes were built in Evanston close to the Lake Michigan shoreline in order to take advantage of the natural air conditioning the lake provides.  A young couple recently purchased one such home which had seen better days and retained our firm to design/build a renovation of the entire […]

Ranch Residence Reborn

This project involved transforming a 1960’s suburban ranch residence for a client scaling down from a much larger home who wanted a “jewel box,” a smaller home with fine finishes and detailing, for their retirement. We elected to emphasize the Prairie School lines of the house on the exterior and carry that theme through the […]