A renovation that relied on opening up the interior with a series of sliding floor doors the makeover completely altered the ambiance indoors by bringing in a flood of natural light. A more open plan living area saw the living space kitchen and dining room becoming one as previous walls were brought down in favor of a more free-flowing interior.
It is only once you step inside that you notice a subtle change in style. The new extension and the changes to the interior were crafted to blend in with the existing structure as a muted color scheme and cozy wooden surfaces give the revitalized residence a snug relaxing ambiance.
On the outside seems like any other house in the neighborhood with its beautiful brick wall exterior and sweeping wooden deck that offers a relaxing outdoor hangout. It seems like one of those classic homes where tradition trumps modernity.
The lower level of the home contains the public spaces including a modern kitchen and an elegant dining space while the top floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. Minimal but pleasing contemporary but with a hint of midcentury elegance and filled with an air of refinement this is a Chicago townhouse that breaks some of the misconceptions homeowners have when it comes to using calming neutral shades.
The task of altering this old warehouse and its existing ambiance and interior spatial arrangement fell to Chris Dyson Architects who combined the past and the present of the discarded structure to give it a new lease of life.
Indoor plants flower vases and beautiful artwork also do their part in giving the interior a distinct personality that removes any boredom. A wood-burning fireplace with a gallery-style display above it is the focal point of the living area around which the rest of the room evolves organically.
Celebrating old structures and discarded buildings by turning them into elegant modern homes not only pays a tribute to the past but also offers a future that is sustainable and affordable.