Lake Shore Residence
RESIDENTIAL – REHAB
Interior Architecture & Design of an existing 2nd floor, 2,760 SF, 3 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath condominium, in an existing 52 unit, 19 story, residential building on Lake Shore Drive.
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award Recipient
Project Scope & Objectives:
• Create a greater sense of continuity, flow and openness throughout public spaces in the house. (Before: the original entry gallery/ hallway was disjointed and closed off from other rooms in the house; the entry was dark and didn’t suggest a hierarchy of spaces or flow.
• Create a more grandiose entry to living area with a better connection to public parts of the house. (Before: the living room entry was understated as compared with other passageways throughout the house.
• Maximize ceiling heights. (Before: barrel shaped plaster ceilings were built in the hallway to disguise low points where the HVAC had to cross under existing large concrete beams. Before: Dropped ceilings in the certain rooms allowed for the HVAC to run freely.)
• Improve integration of kitchen with the public areas in the house. (Before: the early 20th cen- tury apartment plan separated “live–in” help from the rest of the apartment. (ie maids quarters etc).
• Redesign HVAC to achieve better distribution: (Before: living areas and bedrooms didn’t have proper HVAC supply. HVAC supply did not reach exterior wall.)
• Design a kitchen more in keeping with the details of the house.
• Respond to client desire for an office.
• Create additional storage where possible
• Design a detail/ trim package to tie the house together. (Respond to client desire for ornament and classical details.)