CONTEMPORARY SINGLE FAMILY RENOVATION

Chicago, Illinois

 

This home sits on three city lots in in Uptown. The owners desired an interior renovation along with exterior elements that included new landscaping with gardens, stone terrace and pathways, infinity edge pool, built-in hot tub, waterwall, sunken fire pit, and outdoor kitchen.

 

The new design reworks the space so the kitchen, great room, and living room open into a central living space. The main staircase has been relocated to provide a sculptural focus in the center of the home. The wood and steel staircase connects to the second floor via a glass bridge to maximize light entry into the space below.

 

A custom kitchen is designed with Poliform cabinets constructed of Spessart oak and full-height black glass panels. The kitchen and great room open to a landscaped terrace through a 25ft retractable glass wall system which integrates the interior and exterior spaces. A linear fireplace with blackened steel surround is recessed along the width of the great room to define the space which is located between two large volumes.