Oak Park, IL
An existing industrial cable company building in a former car dealership was restored to its original Albert Kahn design with the removal of a 1970’s facade. The original building footprint was shaped for residential use and two additional floors were added, resulting in a 51 units building with ground floor commercial. The design direction of the addition was to extend the original “Kahn design”, which had planned for an additional floor. This was accomplished by “lifting off” the top articulation, extending the existing elements, and adding them to the new roof. The lower floor restoration of brick and decorative concrete was faithfully replicated in the added floors.