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Bakery Building Residence

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Built in 1895, this project involves the renovation and restoration of a 2,200 square foot unit at the historic Bakery Building. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, this 3-story condo features two bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a powder room, open concept living areas, and a lofted area on the third floor providing access to a sweeping roof deck with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. Our client has sought to create a space which inspires her lifestyle and provides a comforting place to call home. In collaboration with Jessica Margot Design, our team was tasked with reinventing existing spaces and restoring the historical elements of the home to improve its functionality and aesthetics through thoughtful design and luxury finishes.

 

The original architecture of this building provided floorplans that did, in fact, maximize the functional utility of condo. As such, the design focuses on reconfiguring the areas that require improved functionality and transforming the remaining layouts with both subtle and dramatic design details. For example, the existing kitchen is literally separated from the dining and living areas with glass doors. A high level of culinary function and the ability to converse with others while cooking is a top priority for our client. Jessica Margot Design has removed a mere 16 inches from the existing wall opening and omitted the glass doors completely which will transform this room into an open, airy kitchen which integrates with the dining and living room while maintaining its own distinctive design. The existing master bathroom is a good size; however, it consists of a galley layout and dated finishes. The final design rotates the layout, raises the ceiling 12 inches, and includes contrasting tile with exotic millettia laurentii hardwood millwork.

Millwork is an essential part of inspiring the spaces. It provides improved use of space and allows the different rooms and levels to collaborate throughout the home. All millwork will be fully custom and fabricated by Integro’s team. The pieces range from maple to exotic millettia laurentii wenge hardwoods. The mouldings consist of 1-inch thick baseboards to conceal significant gaps between the existing hardwood floors and the walls in order to omit the need for any base shoe. 5-piece casings will adorne all window and door openings. The continuous handrails for the 3-story staircase are custom designed and
will be fabricated as an important design element impacting every floor.

 

The millwork is further improved with Caesarstone tops. Caesarstone will also be added to the kneewalls flanking the staircases. The stone will terminate at the 1st floor with a mitered, waterfall edge as an entry centerpiece to both contrast and compliment the historic architecture of the building.

 

Our final product will provide our client with a luxurious space featuring the high quality amenities expected of a Lincoln Park residence. Through the thoughtful design of Jessica Margot Design and superior craftsmanship and management of our teams, we are excited to prepare this unit for its next generation of use and transform these collections of spaces into an inspiring place to call home.

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Lincoln Park Neighborhood, IL