Environs Development wins Silver Key Award for Chicago Home

November 16, 2011

Chicagoland Real Estate Forum congratulates Environs Development for winning a Silver Key Award in the category of “Architectural Design: Custom Home 4,201 – 4,900 sq. ft.” for a new home at 1858 N. Leavitt in Chicago.

This contemporary house built on speculation boasts a unique combination of traditional Chicago vernacular brick and limestone and bold, contemporary design.

The front facade boasts a curtain wall of windows, flooding the interior with sunlight and making a strong visual statement of design. The vertical limestone element of the front facade projects back into the interior of the home — the interior fireplaces and large stone pier incorporate the same material.

The open floor plan that offers formal living and dining rooms in front as well as the kitchen and great room in the back expands space even further by opening up onto a rear deck and garage roof deck.

The unique interior stair tower provides a vertical integration of a four-story home with a skylight above, flooding the home with light.

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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