Summer Thornton’s remodeled 1870’s Chicago home

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2023 by KiM

How do you take a historic 1870’s home and create an addition and gut remodel, yet have everything look as if it has always been there?
Inspiration: The romance of New Orleans courtyards, 1870’s victorian architecture, a healthy dose of color, and a splash of modernity come together to create a family home that’s steeped in history yet totally fresh.

I am sooooo in awe of the unparalleled and glamorous approach Summer Thornton took to her historic home. That peach/pink library is soooooooo gorgeous I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s one of my all-time favourite rooms. Photos: Melanie Acevedo and Werner Straube

April says:

Hello garden room with the pretty checkerboard floors…I love you.

Stephanie says:

I normally go for clean lines and earth tones, but every nook and cranny of this home is absolutely stunning! The details — light fixtures in the dining room and breakfast area, the wings, the chairs in the library. I could go on and on. Beautiful.

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