Gerald Bauer has been named a winner of the 2020 Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition. The Award, which is now in its fourth year, is a collaboration between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The Prince’s Foundation, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU).
When Dr. Anil Pillay, an ER doctor in Gary, Indiana and a friend of BGD&C Vice President, Charles Grode, approached us with the idea of building intubation boxes that prevent Coronavirus aerosol infection, we just couldn’t say no. Dr. Pillay is on the frontline where supplies are short, money is tight and the protection he and his team need is difficult to come by.
Our latest project, Urban Classic Home, was recently honored with both national and local awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.
On Wednesday, November 20th, we hosted a Mom’s Night Out at Monica + Andy’s Lincoln Park guide shop for the holidays. About 18 moms (and one little one!) came out to decorate custom dollhouses with the help of design expert Amy Kartheiser of Amy Kartheiser Design. We had a great time toasting to the beginning of the holiday season with wine courtesy of Winestyr.
Taryn Lund of BGD&C Custom Homes had a great time speaking with Taylor Bagley from MarketScale at this year’s Chicago Build Expo at McCormick. They discussed how BGD&C works to ensure each one of our homes is the true expression of the owner, what’s hot and what’s not in home trends, and more.
On September 17th, over 40 real estate brokers joined us for a private event, “Prolific Inspiration in Custom Home Building,” hosted at Montauk Sofa’s beautiful showroom. Speakers included Steve Kadlec, Summer Thornton, Taryn Lund, Kara Mann, Frank Mariani, and Donna Mondi.
On Friday, September 20th, Taryn Lund, Senior Project Manager at BGD&C Custom Homes led a presentation at the Chicago Build Expo at McCormick Place on the topic of ‘Building Custom: When Satisfying the Client is Your Only Goal.’
We had a great day exploring the expo and sharing Taryn’s wisdom and experience with everyone who attended.
In April of this year, BGD&C Custom Homes teamed up with children’s clothing company Monica + Andy for a DIY Dollhouse Event in Lincoln Park. Over 20 children and their families came by to create custom dollhouses with the help of interior designer Amy Kartheiser of Amy Kartheiser Design.
If you’ve ever wondered how a custom home built to your family’s unique specifications would perform on the market, should if ever come time to sell, consider this: our Lincoln Park Mediterranean project and our Lincoln Park Venetian residence are the highest resales in single family homes in Lincoln Park in MLS history, demonstrating the lasting quality and value of a custom BGD&C property.
On Wednesday, September 12th, BGD&C hosted a garden party and panel discussion at one of our recently completed properties in Lincoln Park with a group of Chicago’s top Real Estate Agents. Panelists included Rodger Owen, President of BGD&C, Landscape Architect Scott Byron of Scott Byron & Co., and Interior Designer Melissa Benham of Studio Gild. We were fortunate to have the very gracious Jan Parr, of Crain’s Chicago Business moderate the panel for us.