COOKIE CUTTER TO CUSTOM
This house began as part of a group of standardized developer homes on the North Shore of Chicago. However, before construction began, the homeowners realized that additional details were needed in order to reflect their personality and preferences.
With budget constraints in mind, JAFFE A+I worked with the clients to identify which of the standard developer features would work, and then added customized touches: simple metal shapes were combined for a custom application of the stair rail to add visual interest; the cabinetry in the kitchen was emulated throughout the rest of the home to create a uniform, but unique look from room to room. The outcome from these thoughtful enhancements created a sophisticated, contemporary home that’s distinct and one-of-a-kind.
This project presented a rare opportunity for neighboring homeowners, too. They were able to compare the standard developer homes to the JAFFE A+I home, and JAFFE A+I was hired for several more homes in the development.