Update! We have completed this stunning 8,600 sf single-family home that gracefully blends contemporary aesthetic with historic architecture. Situated on a tight, urban lot in the bustling Wicker Park neighborhood, the project presented unique challenges associated with constructing a new structure while preserving and renovating the circa 1880’s coach house.
Several notable elements: the use of 3 different window systems (including Chicago’s first installation of the “Thermal Evolution Technology” Hopes Windows), a structurally glazed 3-sided glass link seamlessly connecting the new home to the historical coach house, an exterior zinc metal panel system on the rear façade, polished terrazzo flooring, Carlisle Optimistic Stone wide plank flooring on the 2nd floor, and radiant floor heat throughout. All in a 14 month construction schedule spanning the ever challenging 2015 winter.
Dan Wheeler reports that “Power Construction was added as part of the project team early on, and has been of great assistance in confirming construction systems that balance quality/performance, sequence/schedule, with cost. We’ve been pleased with the flow of communication and impressed by Power’s ability to pro-actively push the schedule, orchestrating the talents of a broad sub-contractor base including in this case extensive use of architectural metals, millwork and acoustical attenuation. The project presents (as always!) new challenges, which Power has (at least outwardly!) happily embraced”.
See the below watercolor work-of-art renderings by Wheeler Kearns Architects as well as the exquisite final photography by Hedrich Blessing.