Riverwoods Residence

Riverwoods, ILLINOIS

Renovation / Addition

Leaving the entire front of the house unchanged, this project reconceived the spaces of the family’s daily living – the kitchen, breakfast room, and family room, for an existing ranch house in Riverwoods, Illinois outside of Chicago.

A new addition was grafted to the back of the house to engage the rear yard on three sides. A new kitchen was inserted a t the point of that addition’s connection to the main house, sliding along the back edge of the existing house and mediating between the new and the old.


Architect: designed by Mark Gerwing as Senior Associate at Kathryn Quinn Architects, Chicago

Contractor: Teschky Construction

Structural Engineer: John Trankina


Portfolio Category:  Smaller Renovations & Additions