Urban Renewal

Interior Design 07.08

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The new home of Chicago architect Brad Lynch, of the firm Brininstool + Lynch, was recently featured in Interior Design. In the article "Urban Renewal", Nancy Ganiard Smith, writes "Tidy wood-framed bungalows and brick three-flats line a sleepy residential street on Chicago's North Side. Stirring things up, the new kid on the block is a house boasting a startlingly open, geometric facade constructed from traditional materials, combined in a decidedly untraditional way...

...Imagine a Piet Mondrian painting brought to life, with glass, brick, aluminum, and zinc replacing swaths of white, red, yellow, and blue."

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She continues, "On each level, oak cabinetry separates the main space from a floating staircase of heroic length. The oak volumes take on a sculptural presence while housing bookcases and, on the lowest level, a powder room."

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We love the amount of natural light the house receives and the beautiful lines throughout. Lynch also designed some of the furniture, as well.

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Read the full story, by Nancy Ganiard Smith, at Interior Design: Urban Renewal.

(Photos by Christopher Barrett)