dSPACE Studio Ltd
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The owners of this 1880’s Italianate two-flat wanted to convert the property to a single-family home and add space. The design concept was to maintain the historic façade in accordance with landmark regulations while renovating the interior and adding a contemporary steel and glass addition to the rear of the home. The addition is a two story space evoking the typology of an orangery—a glass-enclosed structure used as a conservatory, common in England where the owners had lived.

The two-fl at was unified into a single-family residence by a three-story atrium with an open steel and wood staircase. The atrium, with large overhead skylights, functions as a light well for the lower floors. Steel catwalks bridge the front and rear of the home at the second and third levels. The crawl space was excavated and enlarged into a true lower level with highly insulated concrete walls.

A unique design element is an operable 17ft glass aircraft hangar door at the rear of the addition that can be opened to create a continuous interior-exterior space. A landscaped ipe terrace is located on the roof of the addition and is accessible from the third floor living space as well as an exterior staircase.

Sustainable design elements include recycled materials, energy efficient LED lighting, rainwater collection system, drought-tolerant plantings, high-effi ciency mechanicals, solar hot water system, radiant floor heating, and infrastructure for future geothermal installation.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This conversion and addition of a two-flat in the hip Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago incorporates a sizable glass wall on its rear elevation.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

anniebpharmd added this to Exterior Ideas
last Saturday
Back ballroom
romans122 added this to Garage
December 16, 2013
Everything!!
whaley100 added this to atriums
November 10, 2013
glass garage door to open
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November 5, 2013
Urban cool no privacy.?..
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October 2, 2013
Glass window
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July 19, 2013
i like the way the stairs look on the spiral staircase
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July 17, 2013
Ww
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July 13, 2013
Possible living
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July 9, 2013
Nb
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May 22, 2013
Openable wall
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March 31, 2013
Dream home
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March 29, 2013
Contemporary + traditional
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February 17, 2013
Intersting
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February 17, 2013
modern addition/exterior integration
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February 9, 2013
staircase
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February 6, 2013
hangar door
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January 26, 2013
Garage door and fireplace
nicole1taylor1 added this to Free choice project-Modern exterior's and features
January 22, 2013
The spiral floating stairs stained the same colors as everything else is so intriguing
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January 19, 2013
Wonderful staircase
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January 1, 2013
Double level glass wall
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November 29, 2012
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November 26, 2012
very nice...
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November 25, 2012
This is sweet
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November 24, 2012
Glass lwindows, curved staircase
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November 21, 2012
airplane hanger door
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September 22, 2012
addition
eveningmarie added this to Stark exterior
September 11, 2012
spa staircase. If we enclose the bottom of it you'd only see a small section like this which looks fine, and it also opens up the idea of having the spiral lead outside to that balcony somehow maybe.
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August 19, 2012
Hangar door and spiral stair case
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August 4, 2012
glass addition
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July 7, 2012
OMG!
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June 22, 2012
industrial infill / small footprint / roof deck / fireplace
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June 10, 2012
Otro tipo de escalera y balcon
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June 6, 2012
beautiful... if we lived at the beach!
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April 15, 2012
encore porte de garage et toit vert
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April 13, 2012
Spiral Stairs
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April 5, 2012
Mod steel & glass
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March 30, 2012
clean
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March 25, 2012
Rooftop deck
Jordan Iverson Signature Homes added this to Innovative Doors + Windows
March 25, 2012
exterior bi-fold hangar door
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March 18, 2012
like the railing on deck
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March 15, 2012
Dream loft
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March 12, 2012
huge opening window
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March 8, 2012
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March 8, 2012
staircase
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March 4, 2012
Great windows (closed), stairs to the roof
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March 3, 2012
Modern house in Chicago
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March 1, 2012
Staircase
cute_margie SOREÑO added this to AMAZING PIC!!!!!!!!!!!
March 1, 2012
....VERY UNIQUE....
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February 29, 2012
love this look for the front fascade of our house
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February 29, 2012
box with roof terrace
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February 29, 2012
exterior stair
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February 29, 2012
the glass!
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February 29, 2012
external stairs
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February 29, 2012
Spiral staircase
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February 29, 2012
Stair
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February 28, 2012
glass wall
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February 27, 2012
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February 14, 2012
bi-fold garage door
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