Winterberry Place

Chicago, IL

Brook Architecture designed the renovation and interior build out of a 21-unit residential building. The building was constructed in 1913 and a third of the structure had been damaged by a fire. Brook coordinated the consultants, particularly the structural consultants who had to determine how to stabilize the crumbling building.

The entire roofing and flooring systems were replaced with open-web trusses. Higher STC rated windows were installed in the rear to abate noise from the elevated train. Brook successfully submitted a variance package to the Zoning Board of Appeals requesting that the balconies remain despite not being shown on archive documents. The project was funded under the National Stabilization Project. Brook guided the $4.2 million dollar project through the city’s new E-Plan permitting process.

Winterberry Place was presented with the Chicago Association of Realtors’ 2014 Good Neighbor Award on May 22, 2014, for excellence in the residential/multi-unit renovation category.