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moss Design

Chicago, IL

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Cortez House

The existing two-story masonry building was a former shopkeeper building with a ground floor retail space and a second floor apartment. The main program centers around a master suite being added to the second floor of the existing floor plan that consisted of two bedrooms and one bathroom. We formed the cantilevered, Corten steel addition at the back with a double height bedroom, bathroom and private deck. The overhang provides shade and collects water that can be used in the garden. We opened up the enclosed staircase and designed a custom guardrail made from blackened steel and white oak

 
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Status: Built
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Firm Role: Architect

 
Exterior rear vie
Exterior rear vie
Second level hallway
Second level hallway
Railing
Railing
Second level hallway
Second level hallway
Master bedroom with private deck
Master bedroom with private deck
Master bedroom with private deck
Master bedroom with private deck
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom private deck
Master bedroom private deck
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
Master bathroom