Ravenswood Manor Green Home

• HERS/Energy Star 5+
• 3-Star Chicago Green Home Certification

This residence represents an unprecedented culmination of green technology and luxury finishes built in the traditional style of historic Ravenswood Manor. The most dramatic architectural feature is the thermal chimney located in the center of the house that reaches upward to the underside of the roof. Two perpendicular bridges cross the 2 ½ story vertical shaft, allowing natural airflow to rise up to a bank of ten remotely controlled windows that let hot air flow out of the house, pulling in cooler air from lower floor windows.

Key elements of the project include coordinated deconstruction of the existing home, resulting in a 80% salvage rate of materials. Reclaimed oak floorboards were saved from the previous house, restored and refinished. Existing stained glass were reused in the living room, while others were integrated into the built-in bookshelf situated between the kitchen and family room.

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“Looks like m chldhd home” — castagnerimc
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Family room with the open kitchen beyond. The built-in features leaded glass windows that were from the home that was torn down. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kipnis-Architecture-Planning-Evanston-Chicago/168326469897745?sk=wall Photo Credit - Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“Wall separation” — P Mayer
Breakfast Nook
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Bay window breakfast nook off of the kitchen. Follow Us on Facebook Photo Credit: Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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Garage Green Roof & Solar Thermal Panels
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“solar thermal panels” — Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects)
Living Room
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Two of the original stained glass windows were salvaged from the demolished house and reused in the living room. Follow Us on Facebook Photo Credit: Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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Kitchen
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“two-tone kitchen” — christinaszabo
Master Bath
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“backsplash tile” — roandjoe
Butler Pantry
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“idea for butler pantry” — khashy17
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Dining room, separated from the living room by the trimmed out ceiling beams above that define the spaces. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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The dining room is defined by the trimmed beams above. The three square awning windows create a rhythm on the back wall. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“Dinning room love this floor plan for house several other saves from this house” — feed
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The master bedroom has a deck off of it. The three square awning windows on the back wall let in natural light while not interfering with the placement of the bed. They also create a rhythm on the back wall. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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The wall mounted TV, located above the fireplace, is centered with the bed. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“Fireplace placement” — ppookk
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This two panel solar thermal system provides a significant portion of the annual domestic hot water needs for the home. The green roof helps protect the roofing while slowing the runoff of storm water. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“My new house” — William Dickerson
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The pocket door separates the water closet and shower from the vanities. Because there are two vanities, up to three children can use this space at once (two at the sinks and one in the water closet/shower). Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“I” — MUST LOVE DOGS
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This is the basement bathroom, hence the high window. Kipnis Architecture + Planning
“guest bathroom” — jnads
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