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New Home in Old Town

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Project Type: Residential

Completion: 2007

Set in Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood, this 1870’s building which survived the Chicago fire, was given new life and purpose. We transformed this 6 flat into a single family home, while maintaining historic landmark status. How do you build new within the old? Brownstone accent stones are meticulously matched, tin cornices rebuilt, brickwork restored. A 1960’s concrete replacement porch was removed when we designed a period entryway using Chicago historical society photographs.

Inside, an open floor plan is devised, utilizing large windows to capture abundant light and views to outside. Vintage newel posts, transom windows, and tilework patterns capture and old world grandeur.