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2019 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 6,001 - 8,000 sq. ft.


Urban Classic Home


Chicago, Ill.

Architect/Designer | BGD&C Custom Homes

Builder | BGD&C Custom Homes

Developer | BGD&C Custom Homes

Landscape Architect/Designer | Scott Byron & Co.

Interior Designer | Studio Gild

Photographer | Mike Schwartz Photography

The clients were empty nesters looking for an urban home that could comfortably accommodate their visiting children, with spaces throughout designed specifically for entertaining. The builder already had the shell of their new home up when the clients acquired a second lot, allowing for two additions.

The clients wanted the home to feel urban, with a contemporary rustic aesthetic. On the exterior, this translated into a refined industrial look that features classic architecture and timeless detailing with a brick-and-limestone façade and prominent copper-clad bay windows. On the interior, dark metal accents were used throughout the home to express the refined industrial theme, including the metal cased openings on the first floor. The home features lavish exterior entertaining space, including a side yard with a fire pit, a rear yard with an exterior fireplace and dining table, and a roof deck with a built-in barbecue, a hot tub, and a pool.  

From the Judges
Judges called the home “pretty,” “different,” and “exquisitely done.” They praised the outdoor space and the view.  

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