Mid-Century Modern Reborn

WHEATON, IL

 

This 1960 house was in need of updating from both design and performance standpoints, and the project turned into a comprehensive energy retrofit, with thorough airtightness and insulation, new space conditioning and energy-recovery-ventilation, triple glazed windows, and an interior of incredible elegance. While we maintained the foundation and overall massing, this is essentially a new house, well equipped for a new generation of use and enjoyment.

 

“TBDA’s commitment to transforming an aging mid-century house into a clean air, energy retro-fitted home has surpassed our expectations. My husband and I have allergies and live on a wooded lot. Every detail of the project from the insulation, windows and HVAC to the construction methodology was tailored toward a wonderfully healthy indoor environment without compromising the strong indoor/outdoor dynamic of the house’s design. Tom and the entire TBDA were extremely knowledgeable and dedicated and we are so grateful!”

Owner of Mid-Century Modern Reborn, Wheaton, IL

Completed
2017

 

Landscape Architecture and installation
Hursthouse Landscape

 

General Contractor
Thomas Patrick Homes

 

Interior Design
Bespoke Interior Design and Vara Design

 

Structural Engineer
Goodfriend Magruder Structure

 

Third-party Testing and Verification
Eco Achievers

 

Photography
Hausman Photography

 

Energy Use
pEUI = 26, 40% reduction

 

Press
Houzz.com, January 2024,
“Before and After: 3 Woodsy Outdoor Havens That Celebrate Nature”