With so many new ways to explore different home styles at our fingertips through Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz and more, the inspiration and ideas clients are bringing us can range so much. As a design-build company, this is exciting to see and we are thankful for the opportunities to do such a variety of work. We love being able to really customize a home that is perfect for each client. Case in point; our latest client came to us armed with inspiration, knowing they wanted to imbue a major modern vibe into their new home. Check out what we're working on for them:
INTRODUCING LEE AVE
(Consider this Lee Ave #2 as we just wrapped this Lee Ave earlier this year! Final photos to come.)
For the past several years, this family had lived in a more traditional-style Oakley home. They were the second owners of this home, meaning they didn't custom build with us the first time around. As their children have gotten older and they saw how their lifestyle was evolving, they decided it was time for a change. While they loved their home, they found that it had rooms that they didn't necessarily need anymore and that their style preferences had changed too. As they started considering what an ideal new home layout and aesthetic would look like for them, they found a hard-to-find, hilltop, 80' wide lot in northwest Downers Grove that was for sale. This size lot afforded some flexibility in the home's layout due to the width of the land, but it also put them much closer to their children's junior high and high schools - double win! With the lot identified, we were so happy to dive into planning for their contemporary style home.
As we discussed plans there were a few key things that these owners wanted to be sure to incorporate and address: