Glencoe, IL Custom Home Builders – Remodeling, Design & Build

With its award-winning parks and recreation system including outdoor ice rinks, a disc golf course, facilities for art and music practice and performance, baseball and golf hitting cages, and a beach where you can enjoy paddleboarding, sailing or kayaking, Glencoe offers residents a plethora of activities to enjoy—and those are just the ones offered through the park district. Residents can also enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Chicago Botanic Gardens during the day, then experience a delightful pre-theater dinner at one of the downtown cafes or restaurants prior to taking in a live production at the Writer’s Theater.

Combine amenities like these with a relatively short commute into Chicago, a low crime rate and a higher degree of general health than average and it’s easy to see why people are interested in calling Glencoe home. And whether you’re a current resident who needs help with renovations or you’re looking to move to Glencoe and building the home you’ve always wanted, the expert designers and architects at the Orren Pickell Building Group can help. All across the North Shore including right here in Glencoe, we’ve helped homeowners just like you to develop a clear vision for the home of your dreams, adding all of the unique flourishes and luxurious touches that will make it truly your own.

Orren Pickell Asks Glencoe Homeowners the Tough Questions

The process of working with the Orren Pickell team is highly interactive; to create a home that reflects your true style and your lifestyle, we need to get to know you and your tastes, preferences and the way you live and like to entertain. We’ll ask you questions that may seem tough to answer at first but we promise that there’s a good reason behind every question we ask—we’re trying to ensure we have the essence of your style so we can accurately execute on your vision and be the best home builder for you.

When you work with Orren Pickell, you’re our most important client, period. When you decide to move forward with us, we’ll assign a project manager to your home renovation or new build, and s/he will be the one providing you updates, answering any questions you have and communicating any changes to the rest of the team. Anytime something comes up, your project manager is a mere phone call, email or text away—and of course, in-person meetings are welcome too.

Orren Pickell’s Service Offerings

The Orren Pickell Building Group has served homeowners in Glencoe and across the North Shore area for more than 40 years. Our service offerings include:

Get in touch with us today to help transform your ideas into reality.

Combining Brick and Stone to Create Luxury in Glencoe, IL

Ask any homeowner what his or her definition of a luxury home is, and you’ll get a different answer from everyone you ask. That’s because all of us have our own specific tastes and ideas about what constitutes a luxurious environment.

On this project, the combination of beautiful brick and stone epitomized luxury for this homeowner, who wanted a home with traditional styling that felt “high end” without feeling sterile or museum-like. Working together, Pickell’s architects and designers created a beautiful home with luxurious touches both inside and out.

The home’s exterior features a steep roofline with dramatic peaks; the arched front doorway is mirrored by the arched dormer window above the doorway and the arched transom windows that adorn the garage doors. The tumbled paver driveway creates a finished entryway to the home that feels welcome without feeling unnecessarily formal, and large windows allow ample opportunities for natural light to enter the home and the garage.

And in the backyard, the home’s patio area is bordered by a grand stone chimney and fireplace wall; even here, Orren Pickell added bricks in a decorative pattern to heighten the visual interest and add impact. Additionally, the design team included plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows in the plan, giving the homeowners plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of their landscape.

Traditional Styled Glencoe, Illinois Home - Brick & Stone Combination
The home’s traditional styling beautifully combines brick and stone.
Custom Home with Decorative Exterior Elements
Orren Pickell added decorative elements to the chimney, making it a focal point of the home's exterior.

Inside the custom home, the stone fireplace serves as the focal point for the family’s living room, with a large bank of floor-to-ceiling windows facing the back of the home’s lot. Warm hardwood floors provide a welcoming, comfortable feeling a room that may otherwise feel more formal with its extensive base and crown molding and other heavy trim elements. Recessed overhead lighting allows the homeowners to control the mood of the room, adding more light in the evening or on cloudy days.

The sumptuous hardwood floors carry through into the kitchen, where Orren Pickell designed and installed custom cabinets that reach to the ceiling, providing the homeowners with amazing (not to mention alluring) storage capabilities. Granite countertops offer ample prep space for a quick snack or a full spread, and the hand-painted range hood showcase’s the homeowner’s specific tastes.

The kitchen’s center island serves double-duty as a prep space with sink on one side and a breakfast bar on the other. The bar’s curves mirror the curves in the kitchen’s tray ceiling, creating a pleasing visual effect, and the built-in shelving at either end of the bar offers the homeowner’s perfect areas for storing and displaying tableware, platters and other decorative items.

Custom Built Grand Stone Fireplace
The grand stone fireplace is the living room’s focal point.
Custom Range Hood in a Beautiful Kitchen
A hand-painted range hood provides a unique touch of luxury.
Glencoe Detailed Wood Accented Study
Beautiful wood craftsmanship in the study, including coffered ceilings.

The home’s steep roofline makes for amazing architecture inside the home, which can be seen in the bedrooms. For example, in this bedroom, the design team installed architectural beams to bring even more attention to the unique angles of the ceiling. A wrought iron chandelier, simple yet substantial, anchors the beams and gives the room a sense of scale.

Custom Architectural Bedroom Beams
Orren Pickell used architectural beams to call attention to the home’s unique ceiling angles.
Flowing Archways and Beams in the Master Bedroom
The wrought iron chandelier “anchors” and beams give the room a sense of scale.

In the home’s bathrooms, luxury abounds. In the master bathroom, Orren Pickell designed a large custom shower for the homeowners, along with a standalone jacuzzi tub. Marble counters atop custom white cabinets and brushed nickel pulls and plumbing fixtures give the area a modern vibe, while overhead and task lighting ensure that it’s easy to get ready for work or a night on the town.

Luxurious Cream Colored Master Bath
The master bath features double sinks, an extra large shower and a jacuzzi tub.
Brushed Nickel Fixtures & Hardware
Brushed nickel fixtures give the bathroom a modern feel.

Luxury follows you everywhere you go in this traditional style Glencoe home. For example, in the home office, the rich wood built-in bookcases and heavy wood beams on the ceilings provide a sense of privacy and seclusion from the rest of the home. Meanwhile, in the lower level powder room, small elements like the leaded glass window and the customized vanity and sink basin help showcase the homeowner’s true personality and provide a sense of interest and whimsy. And while this home has an elevator, you don’t want to miss its staircase, which is a work of art in itself; fashioned from hardwood and wrought iron and gracefully curving up to the home’s second story, one only need to glance at this magnificent piece of work to realize all of the craftsmanship that went into its design and construction.

Custom Detailed Hallways and Entryways
Entryways and hallways continue the craftsman details throughout.
Powder Room Reflects Luxury
Small touches of luxury in the guest powder room delight and surprise visitors.
Custom Staircase Reflects Quality Craftsmanship
The home’s massive staircase is a work of art.

Whether you’re looking to design and build your Glencoe dream home from scratch or are wanting to renovate / remodel your cramped Glencoe kitchen into a space that better suits your needs, the Orren Pickell Building Group can help. Get in touch with us today to tell us more about your specific project and to learn more about how we can help you transform your vision into a reality. We’re a family owned custom home builder that has helped build dreams for over 40 years.