A three-quarter spiral staircase connects the living room to a mezzanine office space. The staircase is supported by one steel stringer and features 15 uniquely stained wood treads. The result is a seamless connection between an ebonized oak floor on the upper level with a white oak floor on the lower level.


The owner's extensive collection of midcentury and contemporary art and furniture is incorporated into a complete renovation of existing finishes, fixtures, and equipment that includes a new library, kitchen, two bathrooms, and three bedrooms. The renovation includes bespoke furniture designed by the architects, including a set of uniquely shaped barstools, a white oak platform bed, a George Nelson-inspired shower bench made entirely from ipe, as well as a custom display wall to suspend multiple chairs above a bookshelf.





Chicago, Illinois, USA




2,300 ft² / 214 m²

Project Team

Thomas Kelley, Spencer McNeil, Carrie Norman, Andrew Hunt, William Stauffer

Consultant Team

Milk Metal Design (Metal Fabrication); Jason Lewis Furniture (Bespoke Furniture); Woodface (Millwork); Goodfriend Magruder (Structure); Quinn Murph/Pro (Lighting); It’s Oksana (Drapery)

Construction Team

General Contractor: Michael Walczak, Stratum Builders


Kendall McCaugherty Ristau (Hall+Merrick+McCaugherty), Sarah Crowley