Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Project Type: Residential
Completion: In Progress
This home is set within an historic carpenter crafted pocket neighborhood. The house lived toward the front entry, but the owners desired connection with the rear yard, a family gathering space, and a mud room. Floor to ceiling wood millwork, a built-in breakfast nook, and walls etched with meaningful words all make this their home, while retaining the home’s history.
An inventive mudroom wall cladding and railing scheme was designed to be a clever overlap of modern and traditional styles, drawing cues from the historic wood slat front porch. This project is one of many examples of how we gracefully weave today’s needs of an owner with yesterday’s buildings.