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South River Forest Classic Bungalow

The bungalow layout is generally uniform–a single load bearing wall down the middle of the house–and makes for an easy transition to a more modern form. In …

North River Forest Gut Renovation

Sometimes all the character has been stripped from old houses and the owners are left with a blank slate and the decision of whether to re-create the …

Central Oak Park Victorian

The challenge of keeping all of the original historic details of the house while updating it for today’s lifestyle–adding a master bath, opening a wall to join …

The Charles Castle House, North Oak Park Landmark Home

Sometimes all that needs to be done is to acknowledge and restore the work that’s gone before–this 1924 beauty had incredible original detail including exterior limestone, mahogany …