BGD&C was excited to attend the 2017 BALA Awards ceremony last week, where they were honored with two prestigious awards for their Lincoln Park Transitional Home project. This 12,000-square-foot, single-family custom home boasts classical, French-style architecture, with a limestone façade, and lavish gardens that fit perfectly into the vernacular of Lincoln Park. BGD&C was proud to receive the Platinum Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom Home over 8,000 sft as well as Best in Region – Midwest for One-of-a-Kind Custom Home over 8,000 sft
This year is the inaugural year for the Diamond Key Award, the highest of honors, and BGD&C Custom Homes is the first ever recipient. They are proud to receive this award, along with a Platinum Key award, for their Lincoln Park Transitional Residence in the category Custom Home Urban 11,000-13,000sf
Being both a beautiful piece of ornamentation, and a place to warm your feet on a cold winter’s night, the fireplace is a true union of function and aesthetic. Not only must it work properly (nobody wants a room full of smoke!) but the end product also needs to fulfill the client’s design vision. At BGD&C Custom Homes, it is our strong commitment to the highest levels of quality and engineering that allow for a successful custom fireplace.
For their Lincoln Park Transitional Home, BGD&C Custom Homes has won an award for 2017 Best In American Living (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Award levels, including platinum, gold, silver, and Home of the Year, will be announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in January.
At BGD&C we are known for our meticulous attention to detail and high standards for construction; principles that are certainly showcased with a grand stair. So when a client requests that the main stair be a focal point of the home, we are more than happy to oblige by designing an architectural centerpiece with perfect details and striking forms.
Whether the design is traditional or modern, these stately staircases always bring visual interest to the home and are so much more than just a means to get from one floor to the next.
Summer is an amazing time in Chicago. We emerge from months of hibernation to enjoy our beautiful city – bike rides along the lakefront, brunch at our favorite roof top gardens, and backyard BBQs with friends and neighbors.
Unfortunately, summer is all too short here, so at BGD&C we do our best to help our clients milk every last drop of those precious sunny days and magical warm nights with expansive hardscapes, outdoor fireplaces, and covered porches. We also understand outdoor space is at a premium in the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast areas, which is why we are always looking to incorporate roof decks, loggias, and balconies into our custom home designs.