Reconfiguring it into three large luxury units meant the addition of a copper clad box at roof level to extend the available living area without actually disturbing the original style and flair of the building. Another fascinating feature is the use of refurbished Crittall factory windows which usher in the industrial vibe of the original edifice.
The most appealing part of the home is obviously the stone exterior and textured walls indoors that really drive home that warm inviting Mediterranean allure. An earthen color scheme coupled with age-old oak for the ceiling beams turns this Kiev masterpiece into a dreamy relaxing getaway.
Exposed brick walls at the entrance wooden ceiling turnbuckles and beams blend in effortlessly with contemporary elements while a refined color scheme that is dominated by white and gray defines the cool cultured ambiance indoors.
A metal and wood staircase leads to the top level that contains the private spaces which follow the neutral color scheme and recreate the inviting ambiance of the living area below. With time the exterior is expected to weather and age beautifully adding a dynamic and exquisite cloak to this expansive house.
With passive heating and cooling techniques incorporated into its design and top-notch insulation every attempt has been made to keep the carbon footprint of the ranch minimal – an absolute delight for those who have the planet’s best interest at heart!
Despite the generous use of cold steely gray and bright white every room in the house has a snug inviting appeal thanks to the abundant use of natural elements. Wood wool and cleverly incorporated natural textures get this accomplished without ever disturbing the color scheme.
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.