Another season, another project completed! The Carlyle building is located just north of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Designed by Hirschfeld Pawlan & Reinheimer, currently known as FitzGerald & Associates, this building was completed in 1967. Known for their previous work designing what became the Playboy Hotel and is now called the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Hirschfeld Pawlan & Reinheimer promised that The Carlyle building would be another example of “unparalleled elegance and comfort.” They did not disappoint, designing a building that featured amenities such as an indoor pool and grand ballroom while showcasing sweeping views of Lake Michigan from each of the 40 units in the building. Today, The Carlyle is still considered one of the most prestigious residence towers in Chicago.
Our apartment included approximately 3,000 square feet of living space including 3 bedrooms and 4-½ bathrooms. Our scope consisted of the gut renovation of Kitchen, Laundry Room, Breakfast Area, and Butler’s Pantry including upgrading HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing, new millwork cabinetry, appliances, and new lighting.
Residing out-of-state for the duration of construction, our clients engaged Integro to transform their space while managing long-distance communication through various mediums including weekly video blogs to show construction progress. In collaboration with Beverly Hammel, the goal of this project is to bring these spaces into the modern era while maintaining the historical integrity of the original architecture.
So! Drum roll please…
Just in time to watch the sailing regattas in Lake Michigan! Many thanks to Beverly Hammel for their stunning design.
To our clients: thank you for allowing us to transform your space.