City Pied a terre

Interior Architecture Award Submission

Located in the historic Art Deco Palmolive Building, this two bedroom city apartment takes advantage of a dramatic 4,000 square foot space with soaring twelve-foot ceilings and uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan.
A French pied-a-Terre inspired floor plan was created with rooms organized en suite, eliminating space confining hallways and opening each room onto the other to accentuate the dramatic volume of the space, and highlighting the unit’s panoramic lake views.
From the Foyer’s lower ceiling and deep walnut burl wall panels, the space opens to the drama of the Living room’s twelve-foot high ceilings showcasing walnut wall panels and lake views. Pairs of custom eleven foot high bronze and glass French doors connect the formal rooms creating long light filled vistas through the apartment. Existing windows are made taller with the addition of silver leaf mirrored clerestory panels that echo the building’s architecture and reflect the unit’s abundant natural light. The Master Suite is located on the opposite end of the apartment away from the private guest quarters for optimal privacy.
Custom millwork and furniture was designed throughout to best utilize available space and conceal necessary functional items such as mechanical, electrical and service closets.

Booth Hansen Associates
  • Kadlec Architecture + Design
General contractor
Pepper Construction
Chicago, IL