Our clients were living in a large open-plan apartment and were looking for a more intimate space. They had purchased a floor in the Palmolive Building on historic Michigan Avenue and asked us to design a new home with the feel of a traditional pre-war apartment.
To achieve a more domestic feel to the main living space, we expanded the Salon to a full-building-width room, combining dining and lounging, allowing the client to use the room to suit their needs – entertaining, relaxing, and dining. In the dining area, one looks North over Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, while from the generous sectional one can see down Michigan Avenue and much of the City. On the suggestion of the interior designer, we designed the kitchen with Viennese secessionist, referring to Loos’s American Bar and to Wagner’s Post Office.
The Master Bath wall panels are of a sequential series of book-matched Calacatta Paonazzo, hand-selected from a single quarry, while the frames are Grigio Carnico. The floor is a Belgian Black marble, with bronze inlaid and honed in situ.
We had the luxury of adding an incredible level of detail, designing each fireplace, the door hardware, the hand-stitching at the library, as well as the Range Hood. After completion of construction, the residence was featured in Elle Décor.