Small City Bathrooms: Challenges and Design Considerations

It’s no secret that when you live in the city, in a luxury high-rise or an historic brownstone, working within the existing footprint of your unit can be challenging since you don’t have the luxury of building up or adding a room like you do in a single-family home. But that doesn’t mean you don’t…

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Custom Walk In Closet Ideas: The Ultimate Luxury Home Addition

Which room in your home do you spend time in every day but often overlook? Your master closet. And today’s homeowners are looking for ways to enhance the level of luxury and organization by building a luxury custom walk in closet in their new homes or upgrading their standard closets with custom closets that offer…

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Building an Energy-Efficient Luxury Home: What Homeowners Need to Know

If you’re interested in going green when it comes to building your new luxury home, you’re in good company; research shows that 61% of consumers are interested in sustainability and environmentally-friendly home features. But what are the real benefits of creating an energy-efficient house, what role does insulation play in energy-efficiency and what other elements…

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Top 4 Upscale Design Features our Architects Love Seeing in Chicago’s Custom Built Homes

As one of the top architectural home designers in Chicago, we’re often asked what we see as the most popular design features of the moment. What are luxury homeowners asking for in their custom built homes? What kind of design elements are getting the most requests? To answer this question, we took a look through…

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Architectural Home Design Spotlight: Front Elevations of Modern Luxury Homes

We’ve all seen front elevation designs gone wrong—homes where the monstrous garage doors seem to take center stage for no apparent reason, or where an array of walkways leave guests wondering where to enter. To enhance your enjoyment of your modern luxury home, it’s important that you and your Chicago custom home architects give some…

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Luxury Home Design Trends in 2019

Trends—from stock market investments to runway fashions, they’re all around us, and custom built homes are certainly no exception. In 2018, marble was an extremely popular material in kitchens, bathrooms and beyond, and a deep blue-green color called “Oceanside” graced many interiors as Sherwin Williams’ color of the year. What are the hot architectural house…

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