Orren Pickell Wins Gold for New North Shore Home

November 17, 2010

Chicagoland Real Estate Forum congratulates Orren Pickell Designers & Builders for winning a Gold Key Award in the category of “Excellence in New Construction Custom Home; 4,201 – 5,600 square feet” for a new home in Winnetka.

A blended family with five children presented the unique challenge of offering each child their own space, while encouraging family togetherness throughout the home. The result is a lovely and inviting home in a wonderful Winnetka neighborhood that was completed to the homeowners’ exact specifications on a condensed schedule to meet the start of the school year.

All five bedrooms are on the second floor with the master suite situated for privacy yet accessible to monitor nighttime activities. The first floor was designed for maximum enjoyment with family and friends with a large open kitchen and family room, a convenient mud room with lockers for each child and the more formal spaces directly off the foyer.

The home fits beautifully in this established neighborhood, and great care was taken to preserve mature trees on the property. The expansive deck leading from the family room encourages outdoor time for the entire family, who have settled comfortably into their new accommodations.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Key Awards were created in 1972 to recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, remodeling and landscaping. It has since evolved into one of the premier housing programs in the country.

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