Cohesive Modern Renovation

Restoring delight to a mid-century modern for avid art collectors.

This home in Highland Park was once state-of-the-art, but had strayed from its original design aesthetic over the course of several previous owner updates and poorly planned additions. The owners wanted to restore a sense of spatial harmony as well as create a backdrop to showcase an extensive art collection.

Gutting the home allowed us to structure a flowing, open floor plan and add several extensions, including an expanded kitchen, complemented by an informal dining and play space for grandchildren. To create a visual and actual connection between indoor and outdoor living areas, we installed floor-to-ceiling picture windows and nearly invisible doors.

Modern Remodel Finishes

To complete the cohesive remodel, the house was updated with all new appliances, cabinetry, hardware and unique modern elements – including a family room with quartered, figured walnut wall panels and a front door that hinges to allow a 180–degree operating radius. And, finally, each magnificent art piece was given its own, perfect setting.

Aesthetic and functional cohesion was so successful that this sleek and stunning home was featured in a Trends article.

Architects: Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker

Interior Design: Gary Lee Partners

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From the Homeowner

"Your team is excellent. You inherited a lot of challenges with our remodel and we marvel now that it was ever anything but this beautiful, high-style home that our grandkids love to visit."

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