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1448 N. Lake Shore Drive,  Chicago, IL.

This renovation of a vintage 3000 sq.ft. lakefront condo in Chicagoís Gold Coast required careful detailing and meticulous installation to harmonize with the  apartmentís original grandeur. The renovation featured custom millwork, tile, and stonework for three and one half new bathrooms and a new gourmet  kitchen.

All of the bath and kitchen millwork was custom designed to resolve specific design problems presented by each space. The kitchen cabinets were designed to appear as pieces of furniture rather than standard cabinets. They incorporate a refinished silver sink from an original butlerís pantry. The master bathroom furniture makes the most of the restrictive, original bathroom. By designing the cabinet as a washstand, itís underside remains open, fostering a more fluid and open perception of the room. Matching barrel fronted taborets flank the washstand, and provide ample and accessible storage. The entire composition is topped with an oversized wall hung medicine cabinet, which is equipped with large mirrored doors. These amplify the limited natural light and create an illusion of greater space without losing the vintage character of the room.

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