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Modern Home Old Soul

Location: Oak Park

Project Type: Residential

Completion: 2019


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design

A Modern Interior Home Remodel in Oak Park

Originally built in 1909, this historic home in Oak Park's Ridgeland Historic District was lessened by haphazard modifications over time, excessive energy bills, and a lacked flow and connection to the yard.

We provided a holistic design approach including architecture, interior design and landscape design - pursuing a selective demolition path in order to retain and honor historic details and character of the home. We listened to the house; explored, transformed and expanded historic design themes to create spaces that were new, modern, and functional. The end result is a peaceful, unforced coexistence of modern and historic styles.

Sustainability and energy efficiency were also important design drivers. We created a highly efficient home with a limited budget, resulting in a 68% reduction in year-over-year energy bills.

The project utilized a strategic Phased Construction approach that respected budget and culminated in the design of a garden with a series of outside rooms and paths connecting the home and homeowner to the yard.

Contact Elements Architectural Group in Chicago to request a consultation, or ask us a question.