Private Residence, Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL United States

Pappageorge Haymes Partners


Project Description

Builder's Choice and Custom Home Awards Finalist

This Gold Coast ground floor condominium was, in previous incarnations, several restaurants, as well as a private residence.

The program involved the transformation of the existing, highly ornamental traditional interior design to a clean, streamlined

and contemporary apartment. A primary design challenge was to preserve as much of the existing construction as possible

without compromising the efficient, harmonious fulfillment of the ownerʼs objectives. Attention to the opportunities inherent in

the existing plan together with careful space editing, choice of materials and repeated motifs were key to the creative and

environmentally sensitive execution of the project. The successful implementation of the design strategy is exemplified in the

reconfiguration of an existing courtyard to an office/family area that functions as the center of the home. Reclaimed oak

flooring, cut into thin slices and crafted into an elegant veneer, used extensively for wall panels, built-ins and ceilings, and a

repeated pattern of Shoji screens serve to unify the collection of spaces while acting as a quiet backdrop for the ownerʼs

extensive art collection.


Project Details

Private Residence, Lake Shore Drive
Shared by:
Project Team:
    DeWindt Corporation, Builder, Melrose Park, Ill.
  • Interior Designer: Mismo LLC 
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Project Size:
    5,500 sq ft
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