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Project Description

Location: Ravenswood, Chicago
Square Feet: 3,600
Year Completed: 2016

Updating the front porch, minimizing the garden and elongating the front steps to this older bungalow sets it apart from other homes in the area, yet keeps a traditional feel. White trim against the dark Hardie board siding provides visual impact and crisp, modern curb appeal.

With numerous relatives and a growing family, our clients wanted a large kitchen with multiple counter prep areas and easy access to the dining room for family gatherings. Stainless steel appliances compliment the modern cabinetry with chrome handles. A deep sink allows easy access for large cooking vessels. Family and guests can sit comfortably at the island and share in meal preparation.

The huge living area with wide fireplace easily accommodates large gatherings, while the open floor plan provides a continuous flow of conversation between rooms.
The laundry room boasts matching *Samsung?? washer and dryer, a counter for folding laundry and additional cabinetry. An adjacent mudroom provides a convenient bench for removing muddy sports gear or snowy boots and a rack for coats.

The lower-level family room is a favorite hangout for all enjoying movies and popcorn. The laundry room has a sink for pre-treating garments, a large capacity washer and dryer and ample storage. Multiple bathrooms offer easy care tile, space for cosmetics, toiletries and linens and minimize early morning hassles. The master bath features a soaking tub, 3/8” glass enclosure to the extended shower and twin vanities for our couple. An additional powder room offers guests convenience. Finally off the lower family room the patio area offers privacy and a unique stone fireplace, sure to host many a gathering.