Decisions Decisions Decisions

The wait is over. Erik Johnson has the plans. The preliminary sketches actually, but that’s the only part I really care about. Erik nailed it. We were happy to see the addition blending seamlessly with the existing house. Dave’s goal is always to create an addition where you can’t tell where the old stops and the new begins, and that starts with a well thought … Continue reading Decisions Decisions Decisions

Balancing History With Modern Life

We have a historical house designed by a historically significant architect, Howard Van Doren Shaw.  It is not one of his famous Lake Forest multi million dollar estates, but it does sit in the heart of the La Grange Historic District  (on the National Registrar of Historic Places).  We can not bastardize this house. So I did what I always do when I realize I’m in over … Continue reading Balancing History With Modern Life