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The Dreamlike Condominium

in this Chicago downtown highrise building was a product of two consecutive Leader Builders projects, with the main renovation project completed first and master suite work added about a year later. High design characterized both phases with highly customized stone work, cabinetry, millwork and various types of glass products. Creative partitioning and usage of multitude of lighting arrangements were used.

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How’s This for a Home Office? A Glass Cube on the Roof

Chicago ad man Jim Thompson gets ideas while reading and writing in the sparsely furnished space

April 1, 2015 1:06 p.m. ET

When Jim Thompson was designing his Chicago home, he wanted a space where he could feel like he was sitting in the middle of thunderstorms or blizzards.

He told his architect and college friend, Thomas Hickey, that he pictured a cube on the roof. And so they built one. The home’s topper is a 10-foot-wide and 10-foot-tall room overlooking his Lincoln Park neighborhood and downtown Chicago. Three sides and the ceiling are glass... Read More

Contemporary in the city

In Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Highly designed, beautifully executed but warm and playful. Full of surprises: secret roof terraces, skyboxes, sunk-in patios and multi-story open spaces and an all glass facade hidden behind the traditional elevation of the home which it replaced. Green technologies and green thinking dominate, with solar panels, high insulation factors and high efficiency technologies such as radiant heating.

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Two of our projects have been featured on HGTV's show New Spaces.