Residential Design

VOL.2 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Above: The historic neighborhood's height restrictions protect an uninterrupted vista of Chicago's skyline. Oculus skylights bring natural light down through the interiors and the main stair. Private Residence Chicago ARCHITECT: Larry Booth, FAIA, principal-in-charge; Alex Schabel, AIA, project architect, Shirin Reklaoui, associate, BOOTH HANSEN, Chicago BUILDER: Howard Dardick, TipTop Builders inc., Skokie, Ill. INTERIOR DESIGNER: Diane Zabich, Diane Zabich Architecture and Interiors, LLC, Evanston, Ill. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Doug Hoerr, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Chicago PROJECT SIZE: 8,000 square feet (approx.) SITE SIZE: .07 acres CONSTRUCTION COST: Withheld PHOTOGRAPHY: Dave Burk, Dave Burk Photography KEY PRODUCTS WINDOWS: Marvin WINDOW WALLS/SYSTEMS: Fleetwood CURTAIN WALL: Rareform Architectural Products, LLC CLADDING: VMZinc DRYWALL: USG ROOFING MATERIALS: Sika Sarnafil, Grace Ice & Water Shield RADIANT HEATING: Nuheat FIREPLACE: European Home COOKTOP: Wolf VENT HOOD: Bosch WALL OVENS/STEAM OVEN/ DISHWASHER: Miele REFRIGERATOR: Sub-Zero WASHER/DRYER: LG GRILL: Viking KITCHEN/MASTER BATH FAUCETS: Dornbracht KITCHEN SINK: Blanco OTHER FAUCETS/SHOWER HEADS: Grohe, Hansgrohe MASTER TUB: Hydrology OTHER TUBS: Duravit MASTER SINK/OTHER SINKS: Lacava EXTEROR LIGHTING: Bega INTERIOR LIGHTING: Philips Lightolier, Acolyte, Robern LIGHTING CONTROL: Lutron EXTERIOR PAINTS/COATINGS: Sto Corp INTERIOR PAINTS: Benjamin Moore floored in porcelain pavers. The oculus skylights were original, but the archi- tects swapped out their acrylic covering for low-E glass with better performance and clarity. The largest one illuminates the main stair, bringing natural light in through the center of the house. Last but not least, an informal family area occupies the lowest level. More built-ins keep things just as tidy as else- where in the house, with several sections flipping down into work tables for crafts and other activities. At the back is a media room that terminates in a work of art—a gel-lit depiction of cherry blos- soms that remain forever in bloom. "When we first built this house, people were still leaving the city for the suburbs," Larry recalls. "You can live a lot better in the city these days—all you need is a little bit of nature." –S.C.C. 53 VOL. 2, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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