The new owners of this Lincoln Park home wanted a total remodel of this historic home which required gutting and an addition commensurate with the historic qualities of the original home. The owners also wanted a connection to yard and decks to increase the entertainment area. The plan was opened, light in the home was increased, and significant attention was paid to the new and substantial trim and casework that reinforce the historic roots of this modern home. Niches and cabinetry abound in this home where each space is designed to be a special place.
On the first floor, the Living Room, Family Room, and Kitchen are arranged enfilade or open to each other in a classic line. In summer the view to the yard is reinforced by this axis that includes the island. Cased openings between each room remind you that you are in an older home and that there is the sanctity of smaller spaces making up the large. The kitchen with cabinetry and detailing designed by de Giulio adds to the modern look. The north stair halls provide areas for closets, powder rooms, and piano niche where you would not expect. A bridge for outdoor dining connects to a garage top deck.
The second floor also has a complete new floor plan with Master Suite, daughter’s suite, and Boy’s bedrooms and bath. Skylights bring more light and the north side of the home continues as the circulation and utility side of the home.
The Lower level includes a walkout to the yard, Mud Room, Family Room, Exercise Room, and Guest Suite. All the systems in the home are new and the master control area for these systems is on the north side of the home.
Photography by Mike Kaskal