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 interior trims, hand painted gold leaf ceiling mural, four unique fireplaces and large flowing rooms. But even a grand old lady gets tired after 90 years. The project involved rebuilding exterior details with original brick, a complete re-wire, re-plumb and re-roof, creating custom millwork where old had been damaged or lost, and bringing in a local artist to repair water damage to the ceiling mural. The result–a 5 bedroom house with five new baths, an enlarged and modern (but historically sensitive) kitchen and a new lease on life for the next 90 years.