STEWART SCHOOL LOFTS
4525 Kenmore LLC
37 Parking Spaces
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION DATE
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. Perkinsâ€™ completely non-combustible buildings and distinctive decorative features complemented functional needs and added to their lasting durable nature.