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A Home for Generations

Location: Oak Park, Illinois

Project Type: Single Family Home

Completion: Spring 2014

Situated in the estate section of Oak Park, this historic home originally designed by architect E.E. Roberts, boasted a strong front façade and ornate front living spaces. The property also included a large, under-utilized rear yard. The owners came to us to help them prepare their home to be a place to enjoy with their children.

Existing and new rooms come together to orchestrate indoor and outdoor living. An open floor plan weaves the renovated kitchen with a comfortable yard facing family room. Thoughtfully placed, energy efficient windows create panoramic views of the gardens and yard. A second floor utilitarian back porch is recreated as a master bedroom suite nestled within the trees. A screened gazebo addition with period detailing, provides elevation and a shade for outdoor dining, napping and viewing games on the open green lawn. Careful detailing and a palette of painted cabinetry, oak, leaded glass, and stones honor past generations while looking to the future.