Custom Residential - City

Hyde Park Modern Renovation
Multi-phase renovation & addition
Hyde Park, IL

Our clients loved this vintage house in Hyde Park when they bought it several years ago and wanted it to work better for them and their children.  They saw the potential that it had despite poor decisions by previous owners. FDA worked with them to design a renovation and addition project that strengthened the good existing elements while reworking the parts that did not work well.    The changes were implemented as a multi-phase project over several years as their lives allowed.    
The earliest phase entailed lowering the basement to expand their living space, a bay window breakfast nook addition and making a rear stair to access the basement and the second floor.  The most recent project involved completing the kitchen renovation, window changes and upgrades to lighting and finishes.   
Dark and awkward spaces and finishes that were part of renovations by previous owners have been replaced with a consistent design approach of modern, open and light-filled spaces that flow easily.  This patient and thoughtful process has transformed the house creating a home that has a unique, modern and warm character that suits this family very well.