Just wrapped up - Golf Course Home
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Jul 30, 2020
UPDATE 07/ 15 / 2020:
Construction has largely wrapped up at this English Manor North Shore home, and the owners are in the process of moving in. Through the final stages of completion, the richness of both the interior and exterior material and finish selections, reveal a contemporary palate rich in texture, and plush with luxury. The exterior features a balanced composition of stone, brick, stucco, nickel-gap siding and slate. Inside, carefully refined details and a selection of materials provide warmth and define and connect spaces. Large windows and thoughtful alignments bring natural light into the home while taking full advantage of the surrounding golf course views. The dramatic custom stair showcases detail-oriented design and skilled craftsmanship from how the staircase elegantly wraps this double height space down to the precise railing and baluster details. We look forward to scheduling a portfolio shoot at this home sometime next year, in the meantime, we have these few images of the nearly completed product to share.
We want to congratulate Eriksen Armstrong Corp. on finishing this home without a hiccup, despite the challenges of completing the project during the pandemic.
Custom Cabinetry was fabricated and installed by Next Level Cabinetry Inc. from Spring Grove IL.
Interior Design and Home furnishings were provided by Pam Maher Design
The Grand Stair was fabricated and installed by NorthShore Stair LLC.
Painting and decoration was done by Divinci Painters.
UPDATE 02 / 06 / 2020:
The exterior finishes of our Golf Course Home are taking shape. The slate roof, stone walls and stucco finish systems are in place. When the weather breaks, wood brackets, exterior doors and wood shutters will be installed and painted along with the exterior trim. The interior finishes are also progressing with the completion of drywall, wood flooring, and the dramatic staircase. Interior doors, millwork and trim installations will begin shortly.
Our new luxury residence adjacent to a golf course on the north shore of Chicago, Illinois is coming along nicely. The Eriksen Armstrong Corporation has done a quick job of erecting the frame, installing the Loewen windows, and beginning the exterior stone & traditional stucco installation. The exterior will continue to take on a more finished appearance as winter approaches, and the detailed interior carpentry work begins.
The clients’ appreciation for French country architecture, with elements of stone, stucco, brick and slate became the basis of the design. Their goals were to achieve and understated elegance with a warm feeling, lots of large windows to give natural light, and to take full advantage of golf course views, lot width and slope. The home will truly bring the outside in.
Principal and design Leader, Gary Beyerl, shaped the traditional home to include several terraced patios that expand the living space to the outdoors, and give varying views of the landscape. The gentle slopes are also beneficial for the family’s aging dogs. The main floor features two masonry fireplaces, each with a unique fire-brick coursing. The primary feature of this home however, will be the grand stair hall, which anchors the circulation path. The stair features 18’ tall windows flooding the house with light. The stair windows will also illuminate ornate Japanese screens that serve as a focal point on the 2nd floor landing. Even with the current temporary construction stair in place, the drama of this room is beginning to reveal itself after the window installation.
Our design also harmonizes elegant looks with the latest in building technology. As the exterior shell is now in place, the thermal and moisture protection elements are front and center. The foundation system is being kept dry with a DELTA®-MS dimpled membrane that wicks away ground-water.
Above ground, the exterior wall & roof sheathing is provided by Zip-Wall, an integrated water and air-resistive barrier that delivers moisture and air protection in an integrated system. The roof and exterior walls will later be filled with the latest in foam insulation, providing superior thermal performance while keeping moisture and vapor out of the assemblies. The above mentioned Loewen windows, manufactured in Winnipeg, are among the top industry performers, and beyond looking great, should do well to minimize the heat gain in the south views of the golf course, and protect the home in the next polar vortex.