Hyde Park Residence Addition + Renovation

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

This striking Hyde Park home was built in 1906 by Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service. It features an eclectic mix of Craftsman style cabinetry, Macintosh inspired trim, and Roycrofters influenced fireplaces and lighting. Its current owners desired more family-oriented space, centered on a new kitchen, to balance the home’s ornate formal rooms. They also wanted to improve the entry sequence at the rear of the house. Several service spaces, including the small 1970’s era kitchen, were combined with a new addition to create the necessary space. The new basement level mud room offers a direct entrance from the yard and connects to a central interior stair. This allows the kitchen to open directly onto the deck and reduces traffic from the yard. The kitchen includes several distinct work areas, a counter for seating and a wet & dry bar to serve the adjacent dining room and deck. The project also included conversion of the coach house loft into a home office, renovation of the attic and bathrooms and a new standing seam metal roof.

Architect of Record

Scott Rappe
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
1915 West Division Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Phone: 7732765700

General Contractor

Joe Delich
General Construction Services
NA - out of business
NA - out of business, Alabama
Phone: NA - out of bu

Consultant 1

Jim Senffner
Senffner & Associates
936 Beach Avenue
La Grange Park, Illinois 60526
Phone: 7085338549


Leslie Schwartz

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