Embracing Modern Style While Respecting the Past

Embracing Modern Style While Respecting the Past

Janel Laban
May 21, 2010

This architects-own home, located in Bucktown has two faces - the front facing one is a style that is familiar to Chicagoans; a classic brick facade. The architect opted to NOT do a teardown and to embrace the past in terms of the homes public "face" while adding a very modern stamp to the back of the home.

The new back facade includes a wide wall of windows (which must make for a lovely-light filled interior) and a large open terrace on the second floor. The clean crisp modern design is in tune with the style of architect, Gerardo Cerda, and is a great update for the family to enjoy but the overall look of the house as far as how it fits into the streetscape is maintained.

We love seeing smart exterior style decisions like this - and the interiors are wonderful too! Take a look at the entire article and accompanying slide show at: Chicago Home & Garden

(Images: Bob Coscarelli/Chicago Home + Garden)

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