1500 N Sheridan Road

Year of award: 
2017
Award category: 
INFILL/NEW CONSTRUCTION
Original architect: 
Scott Straightiff
Year built: 
2016

In architecture, it’s the small details that matter.  Little things like the proportion of a window, or the thickness of a glazing bar can make the difference between a building appearing classic, solid, and timeless, or an unconvincing imitation.  The current owners and their architect Scott Straightiff, have created a new residence at 1500 N Sheridan Road, that gets the details right. From the nicely proportioned facade and classical elements, to the correctly sized operable shutters, even gaslight lanterns. This “not too big” house, its materials, details, and landscape are expertly carried out and scaled to fit a narrow building site making the home feel classic, solid, and timeless.