This mixed use multi-family residential project is comprised of twelve 1,400 s.f. condominiums which feature clerestory windows to allow light into interior spaces, double height spaces, and balconies with woven metal handrails.  The ground floor level accommodates two retail spaces and one parking space for each unit above.

Construction practicality and budget are integral to his designs.
— Cary Kerbel - devleoper Edgewater mixed use

Exterior building materials include brick, metal panels, a metal clad overhanging roof structure, and anodized aluminum windows.  The developer requested a design with a modern sensibility but with a sensitivity to the urban fabric.  Located on a busy street in a northside Chicago neighborhood, the building design was embraced by several design review boards in this active community with members who have specific ideas about what is acceptable in this historically sensitive area.


Residential Architecture



Mixed Use (Residential/Retail) 

Completed 2003


Chicago, Illinois

Project Team

Peter Nicholas
Lane Fowlie
Jim Malloure

Structural Engineer 

Peter Krallitsch & Associates


Creative Systems and Associates

Developer /General Contractor

Cary Kerbel - KIII Inc.


Association of Licensed Architects 2003 Design Awards, Award of Merit 


Linda Oyama Bryan (exterior) 
Alyce Henson (interior)