Residential | New Construction
Located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, this home was designed to meet the clients’ modern aesthetic preferences while respecting the history of the site and the building that previously occupied it. The previous building, an 1880s brick workers cottage, suffered from numerous botched additions and terrible neglect. With nearly all of the exterior character stripped and the interior no longer structurally sound, the best course of action was to salvage what character we could from the original home and design new with clear respect and intent.
Wood, stone, brick, and trim were salvaged from the former structure for reuse where possible in the new home and furnishings. A niche was designed at the focal point of the primary axis through the home, showcasing an installation of some of the more ornate trim pieces that were salvaged.