"Any other purchaser of this property probably would've torn down the existing structure. But our clients were adamant about teaching their five kids the benefits of environmental responsibility and working with what they had — beginning with the way they lived in their home," says Goulette. The result is an innovative and sustainable space filled with colorful and functional details.
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple and their five kids
Location: Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago
Size: 8,500 square feet; 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
That's interesting: A mill shop was set up onsite to expedite the repurposing of wood beams, planks, columns and floor joists.