My Houzz: Tudor Meets Contemporary

My Houzz: Tudor Meets Contemporary

The architects at Orren Pickell Builders & Design produced a contemporary Tudor-style home in the suburbs of Chicago for homeowners Ian and Becca Coleman and their two young sons. Ian and Becca originally began conceptualizing this custom-built house from many magazine cutouts. The few wanted an Old World feel, along with the outside of the house was made to replicate the historic architectural design, but with milder detailing. Becca says,”One of our most important goals was to make the exterior appearance as though it had been here for hundreds of years. Hopefully we accomplished that!”

Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here:
Ian and Becca Coleman, along with both sons Ryder and Casedy
Location:
Bannockburn, Illinois (suburb of Chicago)
Size: Two-story home with basement; 5 bedrooms, 6 baths
Architect: Orren Pickell Builders & Design
Designer: Lynn Hertl of LKH Style

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To keep with tradition, the inside of the home is a reflection of the exterior. Designer Lynn Hertl of LKH Design brought together shades of grey and metallic components.

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The doors of the home open to an opulent staircase and foyer. Becca fell in love with a photo of a staircase in a magazine, also turned to the team at Design Stair to re-create the wrought-iron spindles she loved so much.

To the left of the staircase is Ian’s home office and to the right is a gallery leading to the kitchen and living area.

In addition to the grand staircase is a landing with two French doors that open to a little balcony. Natural light fills the foyer and enriches the broad plank hand-scraped walnut flooring.

Double chandeliers: Currey & Co..

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The foot of the staircase leads to the formal living and dining area. Still in the last stages of design, the two rooms will mostly be used for formal entertaining. An exposed texture was produced to maintain the flow of both rooms. Guests will be able to dine while using a very clear view of the fireplace next to the sofa. Soft draperies, manufactured from Missoni fabric, allow for natural light to enter the room.

Sofa: Custom made by LKH Design
Wallpaper: Stark
Dining Room Table: David Iatesta
Chairs: Roche Bobois
Console: Antique
Chandelier: David Iatesta

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Just on the opposite side of the butler’s pantry/bar is the kitchen. Becca states that the view from the kitchen to the formal dining area is one of her favorites as it generates fluid motion between the rooms while entertaining.

Ian and Becca also had a TV monitor installed in the kitchen to monitor their son while he naps.

Cabinets: Custom-built by Orren Pickell Designers & Builders
Countertops: Calcutta gold marble
Chairs: Custom made by LKH Design

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Around the corner from the kitchen sink would be the cabinet and Becca’s desk. She keeps the pantry products, such as sweet treats, arranged like a general store. Becca says,”Having a 2-year-old however, it doesn’t always stay like that!”

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Connected to the kitchen is the casual dining area with a kitchen table. The archways above the 2 rooms are adorned with exposed recovered wood.

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Leading from the dining area is the butler’s pantry/bar that joins to the family room and kitchen. A door on both sides enables separation of the rooms, or a clear view to the kitchen.

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Inspired by light, the kitchen table is a wonderful spot to enjoy a family meal. The table and chairs were chosen with the element of durability. With two young boys, picking furniture fit for everyday use was crucial.

Kitchen table: Roche Bobois
Chairs: Tolix classic chairs
Chandelier: Layla Grace

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The casual dining area area flows right into the living room. The exposed wooden archway makes a warm, inviting texture. A Herm├Ęs Avalon signature blanket curtains the back of the sofa.

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The reclaimed wood in the kitchen area and archways can also be used on overhead beams from the living area. The built-in cabinets are made by Wood-Mode inside their Signature Series. The kid-friendly, comfortable sofa is by Edward Ferrell in Summer Hill fabric.

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Light textured draperies permit for the flow of natural light to fill the room. Additionally, the picturesque windows overlook the house’s lush wooded landscape. The television has the option to tuck away from the custom-made cabinet.

Cocktail tables: Holly Hunt
Chairs: Hickory Chair
Window coverings: LKH Design

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The mudroom just behind the kitchen is another of Becca’s favorite rooms. The room offers ample storage room for the boys’ messy products. It also contributes to a room specifically designed for them: A playroom complete with cubby holes that produce great hiding spots.

The mudroom has been a design collaboration between Orren Pickell Designers & Builders and LKH Design. The cabinets and chairs are Brookhaven, and the cushions are made of old potato sacks.

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The rear stairway leads up from the mudroom to a little reading room. Running the length of the staircase are four individual reading nooks. The windows offer lots of natural sunlight, creating a cozy place to unwind and read a book.

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Casedy’s bedroom is the first area from the top of the staircase. Each the furniture in his area is from Bellini, such as a custom-made seat. Light colours allow for natural light to reflect round the room.

The boys’ rooms are connected by a bathroom.

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Ryder’s room (which he chose) has lots of natural light that spills through an arched window, equipped with traditional shutters. Matching lovers from the boys’ rooms are from Matthews’ Fan Co..

Most of the rooms in the house face south, letting lots of light to flow in.

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The kind of the master bedroom, on the opposite end of the second floor, keeps together with the standard sense.

Ian and Becca’s bed is located across from a traditional fireplace and a settee sits alongside the bed. Becca envisioned the settee and her designer custom built it for them.

Bed: Christian Liaigre
Settee: custom design by LKH Design, upholstered in Edelman leather

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The master bathroom is supplied with a traditional stand-alone air tub by Hydro Systems. The floor tile is made of Carrera marble. The veining of the marble helps add to the appearance and sturdiness of the stone, masking the ground’s inevitable wear and tear through time. A timeless Singer sewing rack sits across from the tub and family photographs adorn the wall.

Fixtures: Perrin & Rowe

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Orren Pickell Designers & Builders installed these custom-built his and hers sinks and cabinets, along with a shower with dual heads. The master bathroom connects to a dressing room and walk-in cupboard.

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The cellar is home to a custom-made bar by Orren Pickell Designers & Builders. The bar countertop is crafted from aged oak wine barrels and trimmed out from antiqued copper. The fully equipped wet bar has a tap built in. A wine cellar sits to the left of the bar, and to the right is a media room and poker table. A ping-pong/pool dining table and classic arcade games help keep guests (and one day that the boys) entertained for hours.

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The cellar is also home to the kids’ craft room. It was specifically designed to sponsor all actions focused around cut, color and glue. Each the furniture in the area was chosen knowing it would endure some wear and tear through time. Becca has aims to one day turn it into her own craft area. The area is conveniently outfitted with a sink to help clean up any artistic or creative messes. Across from the craft area is a home fitness center and an extra playroom for the boys.

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A sunroom that can be used year-round sits just off the family room and kitchen. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow sun to fill the room. A wood-burning fireplace and TV also result in a comfy place to see a movie.

Patio furniture: Janus et Cie

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Ian and Becca recently finished building on a custom-built wood-burning oven. The oven sits in the yard, across from the pergola (soon to be trimmed with ivy) and next to the in-ground swimming pool.

The team at Mariani Landscape designed and built the oven.

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