townhouse renovation, Chicago

This project consists of a complete renovation of the interior of a traditional townhouse in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The interior of the house is organized around a large, elliptically curving stair made of craftsman wrought-iron and Brazilian cherry treads.  At the center of this stair, at the main house level, an inlaid stone mosaic pattern based on a traditional northern Italian motif dominates the entry hall.

Carefully researched traditional trim and detailing was installed throughout the house including a linked series of stone mosaic floor patterns and designs.

Imported carved stone fireplace surrounds were incorporated with new, wood-burning Rumford style fireplaces in the Living Room, Family Room and Sitting Room.

 

Design by Mark Gerwing as Senior Associate with Kathryn Quinn Architects, Chicago

Project Architect:  Mark Gerwing, AIA

Builder:  Blackmore Construction, Rich Green supervisor