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Architecture Studio “Nicholas Design Collaborative” completely renovated a neglected house in Chicago and turned it into a real peace of art. The dark and almost ruined 1970s house that got a new, modern interior and refreshed exterior, is now the most impressive building on the street.
The existing envelope, floor and roof structure of the house was salvaged as well as the brick garden walls. Architects added another room that looks like a white, transparent cube, which overlooks the greenery of the street and neighborhood.
Once you pass the front brick fence, typical for many buildings in Chicago, you enter into the beautifully decorated front yard hidden from the eyes of the neighbors. The yard leads to the living room through large double glass doors. This way the architects tried to connect the interior with the yard, especially during the beautiful sunny days.
There is an easy from one room to another which is due to the many omitted walls. The interior has a modern and simple furniture.The new extension is located above the living room and houses the bedroom. The master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing plenty of light to flood the room.
(Photo Credits: Van Inwegen Digital Arts)