A lot of heart and soul (and lots and lots of time and patience!) goes into a successful renovation. The completion of one of my projects on Chicago’s North Shore was a long time coming…over a year from start to…voila!
Collaborating with a client during a restoration is an exciting project, allowing both the homeowner and the designer to start from scratch on every detail. Furthermore, as a sucker for a historic project (I myself have renovated/lived in 6 historic homes!) this was a truly phenomenal opportunity. Not only is this a beautiful home by any standard, but it is a very historically significantly one to boot. Built by George W. Maher, one of the fathers of the prairie school of architecture, the complete overhaul of this home has brought it up to date while restoring it to its original splendor. I loved the whole process!