Historic Chicago Bungalow Renovation

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

Renovating previously remodeled vintage homes is always a challenge and this one was full of awkward and unwelcoming spaces.  Returning the character to this historic bungalow was a primary goal of the homeowners as well as providing bright gathering spaces for a modern lifestyle.  A new dormer under salvaged concrete tiles blends into the original roof as though it has always been there and creates space for a new bedroom at the second floor.  Small dormers added to an existing bedroom provide brightness and function and another dormer added to an existing bathroom brings in much needed natural daylight. New built-in cabinetry at the second floor hallway and dining room returns the vintage character that had been removed from the home and long views make the spaces feel much larger than they did previously.  Reconfiguring the layout of the kitchen and porch spaces to incorporate the adjacent bedroom that had been moved upstairs allowed the rooms to be opened up to the primary feature of the home – a view of the river.  Large windows and a new entry spills out of the home down new porch steps to the river and frame the view from the kitchen.

Architect of Record

Julie Liska
Liska Architects
4044 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Phone: 773-942-2260
Fax: 773-942-2260

General Contractor

Matt Kueck
Blend/Build General Contractor
Chicago, Illinois


Darris Harris

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