Design+Build Process on Historic Farmhouse in Shaumburg

Studio21 architects took on the role of architect and builder for this home in Schaumburg, Illinois. Using our Design+Build process, the client worked with the architectural staff from schematic design to the completion of construction. This home started as a teardown lot in the Historic District of Schaumburg, with guidelines that favor a historic farmhouse character and charm. It was our task to meld the homeowners design wish list with those guidelines. The result is a contemporary take on a classic farmhouse style home with a large wrap-around front porch and a side load garage pushed to the back of the home to be hidden from view. While the exterior was designed to meet the historic qualities the Village required, the interior was designed with all the modern amenities and layout the homeowners desired.

The Design to Build Process

The lot was a double wide lot in the Historic District of Schaumburg, and the village had put forth design guidelines for this particular area to maintain its historic character and charm. It was our task to meld the homeowners design wish list with those guidelines. The result is a contemporary take on a classic farmhouse style home with a large wraparound front porch and a side load garage pushed to the back of the home to be hidden from view.

While the exterior was designed to meet the historic qualities the Village required, the interior was designed with all the modern amenities and layout the homeowners desired. As empty-nesters, the desired layout included all their day-to-day living space on the first floor including; a large first floor master suite, a private office space with generous built-ins and a fireplace, a formal dining room with butler’s pantry, as well as a large open living space that includes the kitchen, breakfast area, and family room. Large windows and doors in the open living spaces look out to the spacious backyard patio and fire pit. The smaller second floor contains 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms designed to give these empty-nesters plenty of space for the kids and grandkids to stay on visits.

 

Photos by: Mike Kaskel www.kaskelphoto.com

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