Evanston Residence

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

The approach for this project was to question the notion of the obvious “modern box” addition. The client needed to expand their kitchen space and create a new master suite. The design re-interprets the farmhouse ‘style’ into a spaciously sculpted interior volume. The sculpted nature of this design is best realized in the master suite with its light filled dramatically shaped space. The original balloon-framed residence’s energy performance was significantly improved while the addition greatly surpassed all energy code requirements providing R-40 insulation at its walls and roof. The composite slate shingles provided the desired singular material for roof and wall while playing into the notion that this was a modern farmhouse.



Architect of Record

John Issa
Perimeter Architects
1732 W. Hubbard #1B
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Phone: 773 525-0788
Fax: 773 526-7554
john@perimeterarchitects.com

General Contractor

John Miyares
Tuscany Builders Chicago Inc.
1500 West Wellington Avenue #02
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Phone: 773 931-0662
john@tuscanybuilderschicago.com

Photography

Mike Schwartz

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