Complete Residential RedesignChicago, IL

Embedding architecture in a complementing landscape with focus on reclaiming existing floral diversity

This Tudor in Chicago’s hidden Old Edgebrook neighborhood underwent an extensive yet considerate makeover. Due to the site’s complex hydrology, much effort went into storm-water management. Piers and walls defining the blue-stone terrace connecting the buildings blend in seamlessly with the architecture. Tired soils were reinvigorated. Displaced by construction, many of the plants the owner had collected over the course of decades, some of them of considerable size, were transplanted and integrated into the updated take on the gently flowing landscape in which the home is embedded.