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Before and After: Midcentury home restored to its former glory in Illinois

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This midcentury home built in 1960 was completely restored by Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, located just 25 miles west of Chicago in Wheaton, Illinois. In need of a major update from both design and performance standpoints, this project turned into a comprehensive energy retrofit, with thorough airtightness and insulation, new space conditioning and energy-recovery-ventilation, triple glazed […]

Tour a jaw-dropping dream home with inspiring design ideas in Illinois

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This inspiring dream home was designed by Timber Trails Development Company, located in the Timber Trails Subdivision in Western Springs, Illinois. There are four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Inside, you will notice that the design is all about the “arches”, as there are plenty of them throughout the interior. Continue below for plenty […]

Lincoln Park home is a stunning display of French-style architecture

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This transitional style family home is designed by BGD&C Custom Homes along with Kadlec Architecture + Design, located in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Showcasing classical, French-style architecture, with a limestone facade, slate roof, rounded dormer windows and opulent gardens — this home melds into the vernacular of the neighborhood. Encompassing 12,000 square […]

Gorgeous modern farmhouse style home in Illinois delights the senses

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This gorgeous modern farmhouse style home was designed by Torch Architecture in collaboration with M House Development, located in Naperville, Illinois. This home encompasses 3,400 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The farmhouse is approximately 54′ wide by 45′ deep plus a 13′ x 13′ three seasons room off the […]

Gorgeous 1920s English Cotswold home gets exquisite update in Chicago

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This classic 1927 English Cotswold home was completely redesigned by Michael Abraham Architecture, located in Hinsdale, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Ideally sited on a corner lot, this gorgeous home was originally built by famed architect R. Harold Zook. The entire residence was taken down to the studs and updated to today’s modern standards. The property […]

Modern interpretation of a traditional Tudor style house on Lake Michigan

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Morgante Wilson Architects recently completed the design of this gorgeous modern lake house located in Wilmette, a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois. This home offers “a clean-lined interpretation of traditional Tudor style on the front exterior that blends beautifully into its North Shore neighborhood,” the architects explained.” The house reveals an almost entirely glass-lined, […]

Multi-level townhouse in Chicago showcases urban-chic interiors

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This contemporary multi-level townhouse was designed by Morgante Wilson Architects, located on a busy street corner in Chicago, Illinois. The townhouse transitions from ground-floor utility-oriented living spaces to more intimate living areas. The levels can be accessed either by elevator or sculptural staircase. Curved glass and storage-secreting, sliding, walnut-paneled walls are just two of this home’s architecturally […]

Shingle style home in Illinois features interiors with understated elegance

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This rambling shingle style home was designed by Morgante Wilson Architects, located in Barrington, a suburban village in Lake County, Illinois. The homeowners requested a large kid friendly family home suitable for entertaining. The architects thoughtfully designed this transitional style residence with privacy and functionality and timeless details in-mind. For the interior living spaces, the architects focused on […]