The home is filled with a wide array of contrasting textures that give it a unique personality even as smart sliding partitions separate the living areas from the cleverly organized work zones.
The use of large windows and sliding doors not only brings in ample ventilation and a flood of natural light but it also visually connects one room with the other in a seamless fashion.
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.
Connecting the interior with the series of gardens slide away windows and large glass doors create a light-filled inviting ambiance where the panoramic view outside takes center stage.
One of the hardest parts of home design is to unearth space when none exists. This often means turning to space-saving cabinets and décor that takes up little square footage as well as utilizing clever tricks that give the impression of an airy open interior.
A balance between traditional ranch-style living and modern aesthetics can be uncovered at every turn with a neutral color scheme and chic contemporary décor blending in with the more rustic elements outside.
But the smart renovation went beyond just the rear addition as the interior was completely altered to give the classic home a new lease on life. Despite the new structure in glass steel and timber the front façade of the heritage home was left largely untouched in order to preserve its rich history.