Interior design by Soucie Horner
From the interior designer:
Built in the late 1880s, this landmarked, single family home in one of downtown Chicago's most revered residential neighbourhoods was divided in the 1970s into a seven-unit apartment building.
A four-year restoration and renovation returned the building to its original purpose as a 697m² home for a busy family with four young children.
Completely gutted and elevated to current codes and standards, it was sensitively restored to honour its history, yet reinvented to satisfy the specific, modern-day lifestyle of its inhabitants.
A separate 511m² coach house received identical treatment, and was integrated into the primary residence.
Celebrating craftsmanship and organically influenced contemporary interior design, this fit-out demonstrates our ability to engage in both restoration and interior design projects with ease.
Transforming this 1860s Greystone from a seven-unit apartment building into a single-family home was an exhilarating journey in time travel.
Landmarked to protect its myriad historical features – think artisan-crafted woodwork, hand-forged iron, and leaded stained-glass windows – it presented a bounty of bygone craftsmanship.
It also offered an unprecedented opportunity to completely reimagine space to suit a modern-day family and its four young children.