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2022 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

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


North Center Custom Home

Best in Region—Midwest

Chicago, Illinois

Architect/Designer | Burns+Beyerl Architects

Builder | Middlefork LLC

Landscape Architect/Designer | The Garden Consultants

Interior Designer | M Pink Design

Photographer | Mike Schwartz

This 8,000-square-foot new construction home was designed to fit contextually into the North Center community of Chicago. It was designed to respond to the client’s design program, which was to provide comfortable living spaces, privacy, generous outdoor spaces, and facilities to accommodate their children’s active lifestyles.

The goal was also to design a beautiful home that fit within the neighborhood. The resulting design provides for the family’s active lifestyle, with an indoor kids’ climbing and gymnastics room, a gym and a golf simulator, as well as a sports court and ample outdoor space. Open and serene living areas are punctuated by pops of color and patterns, all of which are connected by a glass-enclosed stair tower.

This five-bedroom home was built to entertain, with each child’s bedroom containing built-in “sleepover space,” a dining room that can seat up to 24, and expansive indoor/outdoor entertaining space.

From the Judges
This home is so regionally appropriate, and showcases a great balance of contemporary and traditional design. There are lots of clever and cozy spaces throughout the home, such as the play space and the den. The details in the home are stellar as well—from the inviting bay windows to the beautiful built-ins to the conditioned wine storage. 

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