Brown Jackson House
Brown Jackson House
Flavin Architects
Mid-Century Remodel on Tabor Hill This sensitively sited house was designed by Robert Coolidge, a renowned architect and grandson of President Calvin Coolidge. The house features a symmetrical gable roof and beautiful floor to ceiling glass facing due south, smartly oriented for passive solar heating. Situated on a steep lot, the house is primarily a single story that steps down to a family room. This lower level opens to a New England exterior. Our goals for this project were to maintain the integrity of the original design while creating more modern spaces. Our design team worked to envision what Coolidge himself might have designed if he'd had access to modern materials and fixtures. With the aim of creating a signature space that ties together the living, dining, and kitchen areas, we designed a variation on the 1950's "floating kitchen." In this inviting assembly, the kitchen is located away from exterior walls, which allows views from the floor-to-ceiling glass to remain uninterrupted by cabinetry. We updated rooms throughout the house; installing modern features that pay homage to the fine, sleek lines of the original design. Finally, we opened the family room to a terrace featuring a fire pit. Since a hallmark of our design is the diminishment of the hard line between interior and exterior, we were especially pleased for the opportunity to update this classic work.
Modern Insipiration
Modern Insipiration
SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
Patio, Fire Pit, and Deck in Woodridge, IL
Patio, Fire Pit, and Deck in Woodridge, IL
Archadeck of Chicagoland
Custom Belgard patio features Lafit Rustic Slab pavers in Brookstone Slate and Holland Stone pavers in Charcoal. A stone seat wall defines the space while providing additional seating. The square gas fire pit is accented with Charcoal colored pavers and contains glass beads. ~Custom designed and built by Archadeck of Chicagoland.
Gas Fire Table with Outdoor Furniture
Gas Fire Table with Outdoor Furniture
All Backyard Fun
Featuring two Port Royal Club Chairs from Northcape International, seated next to a Hammered Copper Oriflamme Fire Table
A Traditional Landscape Loses the Lawn & Overgrown Shrubs To Low-Water Plants
A Traditional Landscape Loses the Lawn & Overgrown Shrubs To Low-Water Plants
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
The removal of the dense and overgrown shrubs and trees provide more outdoor space for dining and entertaining, less maintenance. And now with site-appropriate plants and no lawn, a lower water bill for the homewoners. Full color Blue stone and small mexican pebbles replace the lawn and pathways while offering a contemporary transformation. A variety of low-water plants including succulents offer year-round appeal and interest throughout the seasons. Photos and Design © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Glencoe Pool & Spa
Glencoe Pool & Spa
Platinum Poolcare
Request Free Quote This backyard features a rectangular swimming pool, an exercise swim spa, and a custom spa. The swimming pool measures 15'0" x 50'0", the Spa measures 6'0" x 16'0" and the exercise pool measures 6'0" x 16'0". All three pools have automatic pool covers with stone lid systems. All three pools have LED colored lighting. The coping is Valders, Buff-colored Limestone. The interior exposed aggregate finish color is Midnight Blue. The patio area also features a fire pit, as well as a natural stone pool deck and coping. This project is at a home in Glencoe, Illinois.
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