Artifex Builders Wins Gold Key Award in Excellence in Remodeling

December 03, 2012

Chicago Real Estate Forum and Marketing RELEVANCE congratulate Artifex Builders for winning a Gold Key Award in Excellence in Remodeling for Room Additions at 3527 N. Jannsen.

This large scale addition features a master suite expansion, a more open kitchen plan and additions in anticipation of “return babies” from college. A main goal here was to expand the basement to include more storage and to add a mudroom and sunroom which serve as storage and double as flex space. The entire family golfs and needs more space for sports equipment. Artifex added a pantry, storage, lots and lots of closets everywhere, including in the basement, a mudroom, sunroom and even sun tunnels!(Sun tunnels look like a can light but are small skylights in the hallway that let in beams of natural light throughout the house). The lady of the house chose a traditional blue ceiling for the sun room.

The exterior is reminiscent to homes in New England, which makes sense since both of the owners hail from back east. Right above the first floor window the shingles flair out. The window on gable is an ellipse, giving it an almost nautical look.

For more information on Artifex Builders, please visit or call 773-281-6850.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s KEY and SAMMY Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2012. The awards began in 1972 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The KEY and SAMMY awards are the premier awards of Chicago’s residential building industry. To see more award winners, visit Chicago Real Estate Forum.

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