Rowhouse Renovation, Chicago

Completed 2012

Morgante Wilson Architects

Single Family Residence


Chicago Green Permit


The addition pushes and pulls through the original brick row house both vertically and horizontally revealing the thickness of the masonry walls on the first floor, becoming a privacy screen for the glass walls on the second floor ending with a third floor flooded with natural light.

This 5,000 square foot renovation includes the addition of a third floor Master Suite, two story Living Rm, terrace and garage. The finished basement increases useable living space with an Exercise Room, Lounge and Theater. Environmentally friendly features include solar hot water, green roof gardens and drought resistant parkway plantings.