The owners of this 1880s Italianate two-flat wanted to convert the property to a single-family home and add space. The design intent was to maintain the historic facade in accordance with landmark regulations while renovating the interior and adding a contemporary steel and glass addition to the rear of the home. The addition is a two story space evoking the typology of an orangery – a glass enclosed structure used as a conservatory, common in England where the owners have lived.
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
SIZE: 3,000 SF