Environs Development Wins Gold Key Award for Excellence in New Home Construction

December 09, 2013

Environs Development 2450 Surrey 1Chicago Real Estate Forum and Marketing RELEVANCE congratulate Environs Development, Inc. for winning a Gold Key Award in the Excellence in New Construction – Custom Home category for the home built at 2450 Surrey Court in Chicago. The Key Awards are the premier awards in the new home construction industry.

The clients, who are empty nesters, approached Environs Development and asked for a traditionally designed urban home that incorporated a lower level entry. This allowed Environs to create a light-filled home office for the client, whose out of town job allowed her to work from home most days of the week. Environs Development 2450 SurreyThe gracious office looks onto a brick patio with tiered planting beds and the main level has a wide living room across the entire front of the home, which accommodates their grand piano.

The City of Chicago Zoning Ordinance has very defined limitations on sunken gardens in the front yard.  However, the deeper-than-normal home site provided a large front yard that worked within the zoning limits to allow the sunken garden.

The open plan, combined with very traditional decor, created a unique home for an established city-dwelling couple and their grown children.

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