The West Coast modern ethos inherent to the home is blended with a dose of Chicago’s industrial history, all without sacrificing warmth or comfort. Modern interiors are warmed up in this Bucktown home by introducing richly textured fabrics, and a variety of wallpapers with subtle prints. Incorporating shots of orange in different measures creates a continuity among the rooms. The vibrant hue surfaces as the home’s central accent color, appearing on throw pillows in the living room, an area rug in the study, and glass artwork in the dining room.
Upholstered chairs were chosen in the open dining room to add softness and counterbalance the rift-cut oak, steel and glass staircase. In the kitchen, custom cabinetry and open shelving provide ample storage while showcasing decorative items. The installation of floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom were the inspiration to paint the walls in a darker hue.
A variety of outdoor spaces were created to maximize outdoor living. The pool area was refurbished with a cascading waterfall and a black concrete finish to replace the old mosaic tile and a Koi pond was added. To introduce a playful element, a fun rooftop addition includes a miniature golf course and a great room was added on the roof of the garage overlooking the pool area.