This new single family residence consisted of a two-story home with a detached garage on a 25 foot wide typical city lot located in Chicago, IL. The private residence is located in the historic Bronzeville community near many amenities such as U.S Cellular Field, McCormick Place Convention Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Lake Michigan. This Landmark district includes residences designed by notable Architects such as Adler, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Meis van der Rohe and many others. This residence was constructed in an area chosen for the City of Chicago’s Redevelopment program.
The project was subject to the review and approval by the City of Chicago’s Landmark Commission and was required to adhere to specific guidelines such as width, height, materials, colors and masonry detailing. The limestone front entry arch which serves as the focal point of the home provides historic character and appeal with new materials. Red brick combined with smooth and hand chiseled stone accents were selected to compliment neighboring facades while remaining sympathetic to older structures within the community. The Client selected ICF (insulated concrete forms) for the exterior walls primarily for the systems energy efficiency.