I’m really excited to share some information about my new projects in Evanston. I am working with BKM Development Company- we are teaming up again after working together on the Farragut Houses. The architect is Mayer Jeffers Gillespie and I am the lead project designer. The project consists of 3 new construction single family homes- each 4500 sqft with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.
The building’s exterior is made of steel, cement board and Ipe accents. An interior open staircase provides a sculptural detail and is open from the basement to the top floor. Above the garage there is a finished loft that could function as an office, studio or apartment. Interior flooring is wide plank white oak. Ceilings are pitched in the master bedroom and fireplace designs in the master and living room are modern using an aged raw cedar.
As a seasoned interior designer I know the kitchen is the heart of the home and wanted to create a sleek modern design with a retro-vibe.
Kitchen hi-lights include:
-Full slab Neolith countertops and backsplash
-Kitchen is completely custom designed by Linc Thelen Design and built by Homethings
-Includes lots of storage including a large pantry and wine bar
-Cabinets are a textured laminate by Uniboard and work well with the barstools and decorative lighting
A few inspiration images for the kitchen design:
Here are some recent construction photos:
Stay tuned for more….
This month’s post is an introduction to one of my dream projects – a church conversion to a single family home. I have teamed up with my good friend and architect Elissa Scrafano. Over the past year we’ve created a design that will evolve into a stunning piece of architecture once completed. This would not be possible without having imaginative clients that value innovative design.
This church was built in the early 1900’s . The architecture offers unique possibilities that are not common in traditional homes:
-Vaulted ceilings create expansive space and a sense of awe.
– Large arched stained glass windows flood the space with natural light.
– Exposed brick provides texture, richness and character.
Although we will take cues from the existing functionality of the site, we plan to create unexpected elements and pairings fit for this young urban family. Below are some design details we are using as inspiration for the project. As you can see, there is a juxtaposition between the rustic and refined. We’ll be blogging and photo documenting the progress of the project as it develops. Hope you enjoy the ride!
Built in seating concept.
Dining Concepts and Details:
Living room volumetric space concepts:
Interesting stair treatments:
Kitchen cabinetry and finishes: