Historic Home Renovations North Shore – Architecture and Construction

Scott Simpson Design + Build is an experienced, unified team of architects and builders who specialize in renovation and restoration of historic homes along Chicago’s North Shore with award-winning craftsmanship. We invite you to visit our office in Northbrook and to tour some of our renovation projects in local North Shore communities. Until then – have a look at some of our favorite projects and be inspired to renovate your own historic home!

1920s Tudor Restoration

This 5-bedroom Winnetka home was completely updated to offer the modern conveniences a young family needs while honoring the home’s origins, which includes some truly beautiful handcrafted woodwork.

Winnetka Historic Home Restoration

Neoclassical Beauty

This grand, neoclassical home, circa 1893, was one of the first residences constructed in Wilmette and we were lucky enough to become stewards of its renovation – for two successive owners over 10 years!


George Maher Original

This is a historically significant 1900s home in Highland Park designed by a well-respected architect of the Prairie School, George Maher. Our preservation efforts were meticulous, alongside an addition.

Kenilworth Historic Home Preservation

Custom New Construction

Our unified team of architects and builders can guide you to a beautiful, realistic and cost-efficient custom new construction home!

Additions, Remodels and Renos

Sometimes all that’s needed is a reconfiguration, reimagining or revisit to make a space everything you need.

Winnetka Historic Home Restoration

Green Homes

We help guide choices for healthy buildings, clean energy, earth-friendly materials, local sourcing and long-lasting quality construction dedicated to sustainability.


We take time to learn about innovative building and preservation techniques — those that will fortify the homes we build, safeguard your budget, and respect our environment. While the work itself is its own reward, sometimes recognition comes along with it.

Wilmette 1800s Historic Home Greek Revival Ionic-style Capitols