Cleveland Ave Residence : Renovation
East Lincoln park, Chicago

This 100-year old Greystone is located in the historic district of East Lincoln Park. It went through a comprehensive renovation and modernization. A two story brick addition and new attached 2 car garage were added to the existing structure producing a 5200 square foot luxury home. The detailed woodworking, including extensive wainscoting and several component trim pieces, give the house an exceptional quality. Featured finishes include: oversized 2-panel doors with Emtek hardware, custom cabinetry, natural stone countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. The original porch was so beautiful, we recognized its value and restored it.

We replaced the original stairs with Ipe. (Ipe is a Brazilian hard wood used in many commercial projects, such as boardwalks, piers, and park/bus stop benches.  It has recently become a popular deck choice in the residential industry because of its low maintenance, attractiveness, and exceptionally smooth surface.) We completed the porch by modifying the original support columns. The porches woodwork details incorporate designs established within the home’s interior trim, offering a subtle preview of what’s to come as you go through the front door.

Interior design and furnishings by James Thomas