Located on a thirty-five foot wide corner lot in Chicago’s West Lakeview neighborhood, this single family home incorporates traditional detailing in a contemporary reinterpretation of the Queen Ann and Italianate Urban houses. The façade refines architectural themes that typify neighboring homes through the quality and composition of the limestone, brick and ornamental metalwork.
While encouraging a sense of horizontal and vertical connection, the plan articulates individual rooms and spatial sequences with decorative millwork, columns and vaulted ceilings. The axial arrangement permits space to be visually borrowed from adjacent rooms and circulation elements with the spatial progression establishing a formal, yet open character to reflect the young couple’s desire for unique areas to entertain and relax. The first floor includes a formal living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast area with a nearby bathroom and powder room. The second floor features a master bedroom. The finished basement features a bar/billiard area rich with character and was designed to be reminiscent of a local neighborhood tavern.