This homeowner first reached out to Pickell for advice on choosing a parcel of land. Orren and the team visited the two contenders and shared our views on the pros and cons of each potential lot. Ultimately, they selected a beautiful lot with views of a serene lake through what would become a kitchen window.

Once the lot was selected, we worked with the couple to create their perfect home, incorporating their specific needs and style into the design. They occasionally labeled their requests “quirky,” but we loved being able to incorporate their personalities into such a beautiful house.

The home is rooted in traditional style, but approached in a more modern way. Clean lines provide a fresh update to the furniture-inspired millwork, yet fit perfectly with the couple’s handsomely upholstered furnishings.

By being involved in the design from the beginning, our team was able to ensure that every detail was properly addressed. For example, our kitchen designers worked with the architect to meet all of the owners’ requests, even enlarging the kitchen area during the design phase to improve the layout and optimize the placement of appliances.

Now that the home is complete, the owners are thrilled at the way their dream home was transformed from blueprint to final product.

From the Homeowner:

Quite a few years ago, we toured several Orren Pickell homes in Bannockburn IL. The outstanding quality, the unique design and the attention to detail left a lasting impression on us. When we decided it was time for us to have our dream home built, we knew we had to call Orren Pickell. Our first call to their office was to inquire about getting their advice on two different parcels of land we were interested in buying. Orren and his team went to both of the lots and performed a thorough analysis on both lots then invited us to their office for a comprehensive presentation showing us the pros and cons of each lot. Their knowledge and advice was key to us selecting the proper lot. We are now almost ready to being excavation. As the other reviewers have said, the entire process for us has been truly wonderful. Every single staff member is extremely competent, creative, fun, helpful and their teamwork is very impressive. The Pickell group is excellent at listening to what we want and incorporating our particular (and sometimes quirky!) wants and needs into our design. We are so excited to begin the stage where we watch our dream house transform from blueprint to a final product. —Mary Spiewak