Chicago, Illinois

Historic Greystone


The restoration and expansion of this 1880s Greystone was intended to enhance the experience of the existing space, while creating additional space for a growing family where most needed.

Our work on the front façade included the restoration of historically appropriate detailing and materials, window replacement, reconstruction of dormer roofing, flashing and exterior ornamentation.  The soaring, glassy two-level additions to the rear and front façades draw light deep into interior spaces, transforming the home into one with expansive, bright living spaces; each is connected by exterior terraces that embrace a jewel-like garden shielded from the alley by an expanded garage.

A conservatory-style living room was added, under which a new basement den, guest suite and exercise space now sit.  A dining conservatory overlooking the interior garden was also added, serving as an expansion of a fully-renovated kitchen.  A new basement playroom beneath the kitchen connects to the outdoors, suggesting a secret garden hideaway.


Full service architecture 

Interior coordination with Buckingham Interiors & Design

Project Type

Single Family Residential, Renovation




Buckingham Interior Design

Bulley & AndrewsGeneral Contractor

Werner Straube Photography

Reagen TaylorPhotography

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