This project takes advantage of a site with a feature very unique to Chicago; width. An extra wide lot allows for this modern sunroom addition that is naturally lit from three sides. The sunroom, which houses informal sitting and dining space, is comprised of three walls of glass anchored by a central chimney. The stone clad chimney encloses interior and exterior wood burning fireplaces. The sunroom opens out to an exterior kitchen complete with storage, sink, and barbecue. The addition was designed with a modest footprint, maintaining a large exterior space used for garden, play area, and outdoor dining.

Inside the original house an existing stair was renovated with glass and steel railings. The two story open stair looks out onto the planted sunroom roof.

Typology Residential
size 800 SF
location Chicago, IL
Status Completed
date 2017


Architect Level Architecture Incorporated
Contractor Cuzco Construction Company
Client Carol Jones
Photography Chris Nigro, Michael Wilkinson