Location: Evanston, IL
Backing onto Northwestern’s Ryan Field, this early 1900’s home underwent a selective demolition to donate several of the older pieces so they could have a continued life. We contributed many of the old historic millwork cabinets, harbor flooring, old windows, and home elements that could have an extended life after this project. We also wanted to open up all the windows and do a more contemporary front portion and a new addition to it as well. While not a LEED project, it was still a high-efficiency project, complete with new lights and recycled products. Keeping the existing shape and a contemporary, wraparound front porch, the side extension added extra space while preserving its historical presence in the community.