: 816x1224 px
: July 14, 2018
We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.
In the family room of a Chicago duplex designed by Michael S. Smith, an Italian mirror and a Hiroshi Sugimoto photograph are displayed on walls sheathed in a John Robshaw fabric; the ceiling fixture is by Mathieu Lustrerie, and the sectional sofa, in a Jasper silk mohair, is by Jonas.