Environs Development Wins Gold Key Award for Custom Home in Chicago

December 08, 2013

new chicago homeChicago Real Estate Forum and Marketing RELEVANCE congratulate Environs Development, Inc. for winning a Gold Key Award in the Architectural Design – Custom Home category for the home built on North Mohawk in Chicago. The Key Awards are the premier awards in the new home construction industry.

The client wanted a very open, modern home that also had a strong traditional design character. Environs Development strived to marry the open layout with a sense of old world, yet updated, charm. The homeowners are empty nesters that love to entertain friends and their six grandchildren. The kitchen and great room work together as one visual space that flows out to the rear deck and up to a rooftop deck on the garage, maximizing every inch of their city lot.

The homeowners came to Environs Development with a narrow city lot of only 24 feet on a corner location. The team worked to provide a strong sense of width within the home and took full advantage of the ability to have windows on all four elevations. The corner site necessitated a strong facade design that wrapped the corner to enable the home to have a strong presence on the block.

The successful integration of the home site, open plan, outdoor space and window placement result in a cohesive design that made this home deserving of a Key Award.

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