Leavitt House by Ranquist Development
by Harry / November 30, 2010
Via submissions, an extensive renovation of a 1920's mercantile building in Chicago that has transformed a 3-story existing structure of heavy timber framing with brick cladding into a home.


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"An effort was made to respect the existing structure while at the same time inserting dramatic new design gestures."

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"The most significant insertion was to add an expansive window wall which extrudes upward and flows over the roof to create a highly transparent penthouse."

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"This massive window wall also provides a connection to the private side yard, a valuable asset in this dense urban setting."

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"Mirroring the triangular footprint of the building, a 3-story triangular shaped atrium is at the heart of the home, giving way to massive timber staircases surrounded by cedar and glass."



Of note, from Castor, the Sauna Box in the yard, "This is not a f**king Droog light, light" in the upstairs bedroom and in the kitchen, a Recycled Tube Light.

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