Just 15 miles north of downtown Chicago sits the idyllic village of Kenilworth, considered by many to be one of the best places to live in Illinois. And for discerning individuals and families looking to enjoy all this community has to offer, luxury homebuilders Orren Pickell stand ready to turn to your dream home into a reality. Do you have a specific design in mind, down to the specific finishes and features you want? Or do you need help brainstorming ideas for a home that will suit your family’s needs today and for years to come? Our design/build team will work with you from start to finish to create a home that truly reflects your unique lifestyle. 

Kenilworth’s charm is no accident; in fact, it’s the direct result of many of the decisions made by Joseph Sears, who purchased the first land for the village in 1889. Sears had a very clear vision for how the village should be planned, platting streets so that available sunlight was maximized in each home, creating large lots, placing utilities underground and demanding high construction standards. Orren Pickell honors the village’s charm and upholds its traditions with its own superior craftsmanship. Whether your preferences lean toward contemporary modern or you prefer a more rustic look-and-feel, the Orren Pickell team of experts will work with you to design the perfect home.

This Kenilworth classic white contemporary farmhouse features HardiePlank lap siding.
Krion countertops add a modern touch, while the two-tone cabinets add warmth to this Shaker farmhouse kitchen.

For more than four decades, Orren Pickell and his team have served Kenilworth and the North Shore with a number of home-related services, including:

Let’s turn your Kenilworth dream home into a reality. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Kenilworth Custom Homes—Your Trusted Home Builder

Since the 1970s, homeowners in Kenilworth and across the North Shore have been turning to the Orren Pickell Building Group for exceptional, high-quality homes. Ask your neighbors and your friends: we have a reputation for excellence, and pride ourselves on being known as one of the most trusted home contractors in the area. Let us show you what the home building process should be like—a time where you feel heard and seen during every step of the process without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. We handle the details, ensure you get answers to your questions and communicate any changes or concerns; you enjoy the experience and get to feel excited about your new home.

Bringing Kenilworth Dream Homes to Life

At Orren Pickell, our experienced, award-winning design and construction teams collaborate to create a unique home that is uniquely you. We don’t provide cookie-cutter options; we sit down, talk with you and listen to you, gathering your ideas and thoughts and sharing our experiences and solutions for your consideration. From dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of Kenilworth’s sun-filled lots to custom-crafted kitchen cabinets that are as beautiful as they are functional, we focus on every single detail to bring your dream home to life.

childs bedroom with secret door to playroom
The child's bedroom features a hidden door; behind the bookcase is the entrance to a spacious playroom.
child playroom accessed by hidden door in bedroom
The playroom offers plenty of natural light and ample floor space to spread out.

Kenilworth, Illinois Home Remodeling

What if your current Kenilworth home is your dream home but your dream is feeling a little “tired” in places? Is your master bathroom feeling more cave-like than spa-like? Is your once gourmet kitchen now leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Or maybe your toddlers have grown into teenagers and everyone needs a bit more space? 

Orren Pickell can help. Not only are our designers and architects experienced with new home builds, but we also have extensive expertise at remodeling homes, from simple one-room projects like a bathroom or kitchen renovation to whole-home remodels to additions and more. We’ve helped your Kenilworth neighbors and friends with a variety of remodeling projects, including:

Unlike other remodeling contractors that pick up a hammer first, Orren Pickell approaches our remodeling projects the same way we do our new build projects; by listening, learning, talking and then planning. It’s our real-world experience that makes our remodeling process go so smoothly. Get in touch with our design team today; we’ll be glad to share our home remodeling portfolio and learn more about your specific renovations.

Whole-House Remodeling in Kenilworth, IL 

What if you love where you live, but don’t love your home any longer? There is something you can do: a whole-house remodel. Unlike remodeling a room or two, a whole-house remodel is where we look at the entirety of your home and determine how it can be reconfigured to best work for your lifestyle. And for many homeowners, a whole-house remodel is a solution far preferable to moving on to another place.

Just like with our new home builds, the Orren Pickell design team approaches our whole-home remodels with careful planning, asking questions and presenting potential solutions. We’ll work with you from start to finish, transforming your current home into a home that suits your family’s lifestyle and will meet your needs now and into the future.

We Partner with You

At Orren Pickell, we certainly take pride in the industry awards we’ve won. But the accolades we’re most proud of are those of our former home building and remodeling clients, many of whom have partnered with us on more than one occasion. It’s our emphasis on putting our client’s needs first and listening more than we speak that ensures we’re always focusing on the most important aspect of any project: you.