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We were excited to discover a project by Constantine D. Vasilios, AIA, NCARB, IIDA, NCIDQ, an instructor at the Harrington College of Design: his recently completed house in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood has already caught attention and is soon to be published in several magazines! The design team that worked on the project included Allyson Ann Wilkovich Holbrook, ASID, LEED AP, an adjunct Instructor at Harrington, and Elizabeth Pasquinelli, LEED AP, Assoc.AIA, a Harrington graduate.

Taking over four years to complete, the architecture and interior design of the house is representative of Constantine’s thirty plus years of industry experience and twenty years of leading his own practice.Constantineshared, “I owe my persistence to designing houses to the late Charles W. Moore at the University of Texas at Austin, Stanley Tigerman at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Pappageorge Haymes in Chicago. While working for these offices, the principals’ contagious delight, energy, and professional focus influenced my work at the office as well as in the classroom. Other influences for the design include my travels across continents, investigating buildings and their felt experiences. I weave my experiences in projects tailored to people and their dreams.”

After having interviews with four other firms in Chicago, the project began when the clients chose the CVA Design team. Constantine and Allyson met with the clients in Los Angeles to document their lifestyle in order to design their new house in Chicago. The clients had a background in graphic design via the movie industry and were excited to incorporate theoretical, as well as practical, design components into their new residence.

Located near Wrigley Field, in Chicago’s trendy Lakeview neighborhood, the house is a 6,000 square foot oasis from the fast pace of Chicago and for baseball fans on their way to the ball park. The house is designed within vertical and horizontal axes that celebrate space ad emphasize light, texture, sound, and color. Each detail is solved and incorporated in a symphony of experiences memorable for the clients.

The header image is just a taste of what’s to come: it’s actually the recreational lower level of the house! Keep reading tomorrow for a full tour of the house!

Photography by Peter Bosy

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