Raising a Bungalow’s Roof

Numerous single story Bungalow Homes were built throughout Evanston and all the North Shore suburbs in the first half of the 20th century.  As housing expectations evolved, many contemporary owners of these Bungalows opted to expand by building either a full or partial second floor.  Over the past thirty years, our firm has solved this […]

New Kitchen for an American Classic

The late 19th and early 20th Century’s saw the development of prototypical family homes along the North Shore that incorporated simple, more direct detailing in contrast to their ornate Victorian neighbors.  Often Prairie School or Craftsman elements were often used in the design of these homes.   A client approached us to design a new […]

Historic Wrigleyville Stone Residence

Originally built in 1885, this superb limestone historic home survived with much of its fine mahogany woodwork intact. The Kitchen, however, was poorly renovated in the 1970’s. So, the current owners wished to renovate the Kitchen in a manner consistent with the authentic detailing in the rest of the house. Working inside the existing exterior […]

Michigan Avenue Makeover

This project involved a small Addition to a classic Victorian home in Evanston’s Lake Shore Historic District, just a few blocks from Lake Michigan.  Much of the home had already been renovated including the Kitchen but there was nowhere for the family to eat, other than the original formal Dining Room.   They came to us […]