This was our third time designing in this mid-century Lake Shore Drive Building. Our team had never seen a newly purchased apartment in such disarray.

Our clients purchased a “fixer-upper” unlike anything we’d seen before. The unit had sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, but the interior was 50 years old, untouched, and saturated with cigarette smoke. Our clients purchased the apartment with the hope of embarking on major renovations to turn the space into a second home with ample space for grandkids and family get-togethers. We cleared out the existing fixtures, knocked down walls, peeled up carpet, and created a millwork plan to imbue Parisian architectural detail into the otherwise plain vanilla box. We designed and laid herringbone hardwood, paneled the guest bedroom and entry hall, and created an elegant white kitchen outfitted in enormous slabs of white Macauba quartzite.

Featured in Modern Luxury’s Best of Design 2019.