Chicago, Illinois, United States
Northworks Architects dramatically restored and expanded this fabulous 1880s Greystone in Chicago, Illinois. The firm worked alongside Bulley & Andrews and Buckingham Interiors + Design to enhance the existing spaces while creating additional room for the clients. Northworks Architects: “The work on the front façade included the restoration of historically appropriate detailing and materials, window replacement, reconstruction of dormer roofing, new flashing and exterior ornamentation. The soaring, glassy two-level additions to the rear and front façades draw light deep into interior spaces, transforming the home into one with expansive, bright living spaces; each is connected by exterior terraces that embrace a jewel-like garden shielded from the alley by an expanded garage. A conservatory-style living room was added, under which a new basement den, guest suite and exercise space now sit. A dining conservatory overlooking the interior garden was also added, serving as an expansion of a fully-renovated kitchen. A new basement playroom beneath the kitchen connects to the outdoors, suggesting a secret garden hideaway.” Photography by Reagen Taylor and Werner Straube Photography (Interiors).