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Incredible renovation of an old mercantile building

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The Leavitt Residence is an extensive renovation to a 1920′s mercantile building in the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown by architecture studio Miller Hull Partnership. The 3-story existing structure consisted of heavy timber framing, with brick cladding at the exterior. An effort was made to respect the existing 8,600 square foot building while at the same […]

Three-story barn transformed into modern house

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The Mid-North Residence is a historic masonry complex in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, once a barn, then a dairy distribution center and most recently an artist’s studio and gallery. The commercial building was recently transformed into a house for a family of five oriented around a courtyard by Vinci | Hamp Architects. The exterior masonry […]

Sleek aluminum-clad house surrounded by forest

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The Hennepin House is a fabulous weekend house for a Chicago couple designed by architecture firm UrbanLab in Hennepin, Illinois. The couple had an extremely modest budget which led to the proposal of a simple box shape of 1,600 square feet. Carving the box creates the main living space that links the two landscapes on […]

Schoolhouse converted into modern-industrial home

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More than a century old, this schoolhouse located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago is home to couple and their five children, renovated by Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects. The architects transformed the 8,500 square foot schoolhouse into an innovative, modern-industrial home with many colorful and functional details and sustainable features. The architects retained […]