The early 1970’s renovation of this historic Chicago bungalow removed all the character from the vintage property including the wood trim, crown molding and much of the door hardware. Liska Architects’ work included gutting the bathroom to repair structural damage to the floor and restoring it to a design appropriate for the style of the house. Trim was reinstalled in other rooms that matched the historic craftsman style as well as a general restoration of the rest of the home including window and roof repairs, reconstructing the front stairs, repointing of the brick exterior and replacing the aluminum soffit with bead board that matched the original. Liska Architects also created a landscape design including fence, patio and plantings to replace the concrete that had been poured to cover the entire yard.
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award – Best Landscape
Photos 1 & 2 – Darris Lee Harris Photography