Lake Shore Drive Pied-à-Terre by Rebel House Design | Chicago, Illinois


“I love the molding in the hallway. It is the main artery of the home and the very first thing you experience when you open the door. The crystal chandelier and the herringbone floor complete a chic French introduction to the space. The detail adds so much visual interest to the space, despite
the hallway being entirely white. The profile itself is modeled after traditional Parisian trim, which our millworker was able to match.”


“This particular project was a special opportunity to work on a pied-à-terre on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, IL. The unit had not been touched in 50+ years when it was purchased and we began renovations. Our interior transformation included imbuing the 1960’s-era unit with architectural details in the form of applied moulding, custom built-ins, and a Parisian-inspired kitchen. Walking through the space, which featured crunchy carpet and smoke-stained walls, we could quickly see the potential under the decades of neglect. We expanded the master bath, adding a double vanity of book matched Carrara. The master bedroom features four walls of grasscloth, giving the space a cozy, but luxe feel. The guest bedroom has a gorgeous framed mural, referencing the molding profile from the hallway. The office is a beautiful mix of form and function, featuring a stunning wall of black built-in cabinets with a white oak worktop—adding contrast by bringing darkness into the otherwise light and airy home. The result is a very custom, sophisticated space—finally worthy of the jaw-dropping lake views, which fill the wall-to-wall windows in the living room. It should feel like you opened the door on a little slice of Paris, despite being on the shore of Lake Michigan. The space is airy and sophisticated, perfect for a night cap when you are not quite ready for the interesting dinner conversation to end.”

Marli Jones, Designer of Rebel House Design

photography by Dustin Halleck

Issue TwoLaura Kashner