This interior renovation project uses all high efficiency lighting, including LED fixtures, dimmers and a lighting control system. The plumbing fixtures are low flow. All metal and wood work sourced by local Chicago crafts people. We have reused the Kitchen cabinets where the existing doors, drawer fronts and handles were refinished and new internal hardware has been reinstalled. A few cabinet modifications have been made to modernize and suite the needs for the new owner.
The objective was to modernize this concrete loft. This is an amazing and rare space - an original concrete warehouse loft in Chicago. However, the Home lacked continuity, a loft works when the spaces continuously, effortlessly connect. This loft was fragmented.
First we unify the home with a consistent modern floor, then design a millwork package that anchors each space in rift white oak to visually and experientially connect the home. Second, a walnut millwork wall separates the living area from a guest bedroom as theater for the client’s collection of books, art and objects with a small built-in desk for working.
We were then tasked with improving but not replacing the Kitchen. We refinished the door and drawer fronts, replaced all hardware, and added pullout pantries. Steel and glass shelves were designed to fill the space between the upper cabinets and the existing concrete ceiling for the client’s collections, helping the existing kitchen belong in the tall loft environment.
The guest bathroom required an extensive project. This space was completely revised with a soaking tub with shower, new vanity and fixtures. The vanity was custom welded steel frame, with brass rods, rift white oak panels, stone top with a custom steel hoop mirror. Colored floor tile pattern anchors the room and full tiled walls in matte white which adds texture.
The final unifying aspect is a grid of globe pendants establishing a new datum underneath the concrete ceiling adding a geometric order to place that is dynamic and light.