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Grunsfeld Shafer Architects › Fifties Love Affair

* Location Winnetka, Illinois
* Design 2002-04
* Construction 2004-05
* General Contractor Rizzolo Brothers’ Company, Inc.
* Structural Engineer Enspect, Inc.
* Mechanical Engineer Midwesco Services, Inc.
* Interior Design Insight
* Landscape Architect Scott Byron & Company
* Design Principal Thomas Shafer
* Project Architect Scott Crowe
* Project Team Shawn Gordon, Edgar Wong
* Photography Paul Warchol Photography, Inc.

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What are the dimensions of the cut out in the ceiling around the fireplace?

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Kathryn added this to Great Skylights In Your Home
I love the subtlety of this skylight. It's built in around the fireplace so that it gives the sense that the smoke from the fire is truly rising up into the air above the home. It's an interesting design choice and one that works well in this already well-lit living space.
Skylights are best in unexpected places - like this small window just over the fireplace mantle. It's a surprise, but a really cool one.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Icons: The Barcelona Chair
A pair of chairs is creates a conversation area.
This last example with a skylight over a fireplace shows how a room with warm materials and colors can be lightened by the introduction of natural light from overhead. The brick wall is accentuated, while the wood ceiling stays dark and gives an intimacy to the tall space.

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pka0987 added this to Home
January 19, 2015
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January 4, 2015
like the skylite near the fireplace
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January 1, 2015
whole space and dark and light colors
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October 30, 2014
Look at opening above fireplace
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skylight constrast with fireplace
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Abrir la chimenea?
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nice brick on a wall
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Skylight over fireplace
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Skylight over fireplace
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Fireplace wall
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popped out
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May 3, 2014
This would be great for our living room when you enter on the large tall wall, love it!
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April 17, 2014
fireplace-the marble would jut out over the fireplace
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too much mass, weight, grounded in winter
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Skylight over fireplace
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vertical stone
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contemporary fireplace
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light coming in indirectly - fireplace
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Don't like the brick fireplace, but interesting how they used the skylights in an area that would normally be dark in the room. although if you had a tv above the fireplace there would always be daytime glare.
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Skylight fireplace. Ceiling.
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Barcelona chair w recliner
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stone work and skylight by fireplace
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Not crazy about the wood on walls but skylight over a fireplace shows that room can be lightened by the introduction of natural light from overhead.
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Wall and fire place
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Skylight on fireplace
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Thinking of ways to keep the living area from getting dark
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Skylight above chimney... Noce
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skylight above fireplace, light accentuates fireplace while ceiling remains dark and recessive
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Barcelona chairs with square glass table perfect!
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Skylight over soffit
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Fire place
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Barcelona chairs
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Fireplace, hot!
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ceiling and sky light by the fireplace
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light access above fireplace
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Red art with black chairs
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Barcelona chairs
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ceiling and mid-century modern look
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Paint around fireplace black, stone on top
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rug placement
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different feature walls
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Skylight around chimney
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fireplace wall
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Both ways
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Interesting way to light an interior wall (like our dining room).
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family room
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Skylight over fireplace
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cladding near sku light
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Skylight washing the bedroom wall
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Light on the stone fireplace - lights up the centre of an otherwise dark interior
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I very much like the fireplace wall.
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Fireplace with interesting layer of bricks and a light source open to roof.
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Skylight with reflected light
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Another stepped wall over a fireplace
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fireplace skylight
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Right above the fireplace
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Pared ladrillos
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the cladding on the wall
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Sky light over fireplace
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Like alot
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Skylight + fireplace are super-cool. probably expensive??
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really nice look
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colors textures fireplace
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Living spaces
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like brick facing long! great idea
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rug, proximity to fireplace,
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Skylight around fireplace chimney
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dark ceiling
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Cool place for a skylight.
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barcelona chairs
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Ceilings and opening in ceiling
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Feature wall and skylight
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all stone but with more dimension.
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wood ceiling
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fire mid
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parecida distribución de sala
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washing fireplace wall
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Top of fire place skylight
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Material paredes sala
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like how the light is coming from above
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in black
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LR or sitting area: Barcelona chairs
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Fireplace and chairs
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dark ceiling
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fireplace skylight ceiling
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Fireplace, hearth
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I like the ceiling
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My wall!
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Skylight at fireplace
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Protruding wall above fireplace.
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Rough textures
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An architectural way to bring light into a room
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placement of rugs
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family room
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An interesting play of textures and color with a glass coffee table
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Check up statues
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Hole to upper level
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Skylight washes light onto a wall
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A pair of chairs is creates a conversation area.
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light over fireplace
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nice fireplace
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room overall
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beautiful room
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fire place
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Skylight stone on wall
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Love the easy art.
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inset into room
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Fire place
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Камин 17
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Barcelona Chairs; Fireplace
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wall with red painting. barcelona chairs.
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note skylight over fireplace, wood ceiling & textured walls
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Feature wall, main living space
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Those Barcelona chairs are great!
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barcelona chair
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Yessssss!!! Love it!
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Floating hood.
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Fireside chat
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L vibe
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Chairs. Us
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combination of different construction materials
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April 20, 2011
love these chairs and arrangement in living space
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