Private Residence on North Park
SGW worked with a longtime builder/developer client to gut and restore this historic former parsonage for his family. The house was built just after the Chicago fire, and the project was the recipient of a State Landmark Tax Freeze.
The original winding staircase and walnut balustrade were restored, as was the woodwork of the old parlor and dining room. The rest of the house, which had been altered radically throughout the years, was designed with contemporary finishes complementary to the original historic fabric.
Green systems and sustainable practices were employed throughout the house, leaving this 134-year-old jewel well-positioned to accommodate the life of a new family in the 21st century.