Client: Withheld

Date completed: 2007

Program: A 3,000-square-foot art gallery, guest residence, and reception space attached to a private residence.

Design concept and solution: Located in a Chicago highrise that overlooks the skyline and Lake Michigan, this contemporary art gallery and guest residence is designed to display works of art with spaces of varying scale. The service core of the residence, which houses the kitchen, bathroom, and convertible bedroom, is a solid plaster volume. The kitchen is composed of polished red lacquered cabinetry, the bathroom is contained in translucent fiberglass, and Sapele wood lines the convertible bedroom.


Wheeler Kearns Architects
343 S Dearborn St, Ste 200
Chicago, IL 60604
T: 312.939.7787
F: 312.939.5108

Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Project Architect: Mark Weber, AIA

Project Team: Bladon Conner, Chris-Annmarie Spencer, Jun Fujinuma

Architect of record: Wheeler Kearns Architects

Interior designer: Anne Kaplan, Insight

Engineer(s): Midwestern Engineering

Other: Baumeister Audio Visual

General contractor: Blackmore Construction

Photographer(s): Paul Warchol Photography

CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autodesk Revit



Woodlogic Custom Millwork

Locksets: Modric

Hinges: Rixon

Pulls: D-Line, Rajack

Cabinet hardware: St. Louis Designs - Inc

Interior finishes:
Suspension grid: Chicago Copper & Iron Works – custom stainless steel ceiling armature


Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Woodlogic Custom Millwork

Paints and stains: Corvette Red lacquer for kitchen millwork

Special surfacing: Vince Schrementi, Bedrock Arts – concrete floor

Fiberglass fabricator: Paul Albarran, AFS Limited

Window treatments: Nysan Shading Systems, Interior Concepts

Interior ambient lighting: MP Lighting, Nulite

Downlights: Lucifer Lighting

Task lighting: Lucifer Lighting

Plumbing: Kohler, Vola, Dornbracht