Total Tudor Restoration

1920s Tudor style estate restored to its original grandeur for a young family

This 5-bedroom Winnetka home was completely updated to offer the modern conveniences a young family needs, while honoring the home’s origins.

Additions in three directions challenged us to precisely match each exterior Tudor detail – from stonework to slate to stucco. It wasn’t easy – but it was worth it.

Inside, a love of entertaining led to a flip-flopping of the original floor plan to accommodate a new family room and allow for an adjacent, modern kitchen. The new layout also opened up great views of the park-like gardens and terrace.  French doors off both kitchen and family room now lead to beautiful outdoor entertaining areas and a focus on flow heightens the mingling of all these spaces.

Details add warmth to the grandeur:

  • The original, hand-carved woodwork on a stunning center staircase was lovingly preserved and restored
  • Custom, oversized, paneled, arched entryways welcome you from room to room
  • A special lower level “Norwegian room” with a wine cellar makes for a very special entertainment space
  • Custom cabinetry and lighting bring the eye on a journey of Asian and other artifacts in vignettes throughout the house

We were thrilled to help this family beautifully preserve the past – and start a wonderful new chapter.

Architect: GTH Architects
Photo credit: Michael Robinson

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From the Homeowner

"We were so in love with our original 1920s Tudor but crazy in love with the restored and expanded version now! Your ability to preserve original features while giving us updated spaces that fit our modern family lifestyle was phenomenal. The appreciation you had for the original craftsmanship and care you showed in staying true to the home’s roots has given us a really special place to raise our family. Thank you."

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