This new single family residence is located within the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The design is contextually responsive to the historic urban streetscape and traditional style of homes lining this neighborhood block. The building is a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse design and uses traditional massing, roof lines with contemporary detailing and a modern palate. The building was designed around the open family community streetscape and close relationship with the natural environment.
The entry is inviting and features a swing – meant to serve as a place to socialize with neighbors and interact with the community-oriented block. Known to neighbors as the, “Big Blue House,” this striking home has certainly learned how stand out from tradition while blending into the natural environment of this classic Chicago block.
Construction Cost: $1.8 Million