Stewart School Lofts

STEWART SCHOOL LOFTS

CLIENT
4525 Kenmore LLC

LOCATION
Chicago, Illinois

STATISTICS
64 Units
5 Stories
37 Parking Spaces
108,000 GSF

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION DATE
1907

ORIGINAL ARCHITECT
Dwight Perkins

STATISTICS
Preservation Excellence Award, City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Finalist, Vision Awards, Urban Land Institute, Chicago

The renovation and conversion of the former Graeme-Stewart Elementary School to a five floor + green roof residential building provides a mixture of studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments with tall ceilings and oversized windows - architectural features ideally suited for its Uptown district location. The original four level walk-up structure is improved with a tall attic and new rear facing dormers opening onto walk-out terraces and a landscaped roof. Included in the plan is associated interior parking and improvements to the currently landscaped portions of former Kenmore Avenue. The landmark Prairie Style building was originally designed by preeminent architect, Dwight Perkins, renown for his mastery of interior daylighting principles and interior school organization. Perkins’ completely non-combustible buildings and distinctive decorative features complemented functional needs and added to their lasting durable nature.

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