Architecture


[Crain’s] Decks atop garages were once essentially a given in every single-family home from Old Town to Lakeview on the market for upward of $1 million. Most buyers expect the decks, which help increase the living space on tight city lots, says Dennis Dooley, vice president and managing broker at […]

It’s now harder to get that garage-top deck approved



solar photovoltaic panel
(source: Proud Green Home) Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association’s (SEIA) Q1 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. […]

Residential Outpacing Commercial Solar Photovoltaics











For the past few years, I have been explaining deconstruction to clients, and lately it seems to be growing in interest and curiosity.  Deconstruction is the process of salvaging materials from a home.  Both raw and finished materials could be salvaged and reused in a new home, or even donated […]

Deconstruction Savvy


The Chicago Architecture Foundation is planning a fabulous evening looking inside a Ukrainian Village home on Thursday, January 26.  Read the detail on CAF’s website. Spend a special evening exploring the making of Chicago Home + Garden magazine’s new book of beautiful area homes while inside a spectacular Ukrainian Village […]

Inside Chicago Spaces