An Industrial-Chic Chicago Home Features High Style

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industrial foyer hallway limestone floors...

Lined with windows by Loewen Windows, the foyer in a Highland Park residence boasts limestone floors, walls clad with wood from Evanston Lumber and decorative wooden beams with metal ties from Wilson Railing & Metal Fabricating.

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At the far end of the spacious dining room, a casual sitting area is furnished with a custom sofa by The Charles Stewart Company in Hickory, North Carolina; a pair of ottomans covered in blue velvet; and four wood cocktail tables with stone tops from Baker Knapp & Tubbs. The pillows wear fabric from Schumacher, Donghia and Holly Hunt.

industrial dining room sunburst gold...

In the dining room's formal area, a pair of Tony Duquette sunburst chandeliers from Remains Lighting illuminate the custom ebonized-wood table from Plantation in Los Angeles and chairs from The Charles Stewart Company. The artwork over the fireplace is from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

industrial kitchen dark wood cabinetry...

The kitchen's custom hood, designed by Michelle Williams Interiors and fabricated by Avenue Metal Co., Inc., complements the custom cabinetry from Specialty Woodworking Inc. and the Ann Sacks backsplash tile. Adorned with nailhead trim, the barstools from The Charles Stewart Company are covered in metallic-faux leather from Maxwell Fabrics.

industrial bar glass wall shelves...

Between the dining room and office, lacquered walls reflect the moody lighting in the bar, which is outfitted with custom cabinetry from Specialty Woodworking Inc., glass wall shelves, countertops from Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies and Ann Sacks backsplash tile.

industrial office metallic spiral staircase...

A metallic spiral staircase by Wilson Railing & Metal Fabricating leads from the master suite into the husband's clubby first-floor office. Here, a custom sofa covered in Schumacher fabric and a pair of chairs, all from The Bright Group, offer a place to relax with a cocktail. The vintage French mirrored cocktail table is from The Golden Triangle.

industrial bathroom sculptural metal chain...

s seen in the reflection of the mirror, a sculptural Arteriors chandelier made of metal chains highlights the powder room's metallic-grass-cloth Innovations wallcovering. The stone countertop from Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies displays the owners' eclectic selection of pottery.

industrial bedroom vintage lamp neutral...

In the daughter's bedroom, a vintage lamp perches next to the channeled bed from The Charles Stewart Company, which is upholstered in Donghia fabric and dressed with Donna Karan bedding.

industrial white bathroom marble floor...

Carrara-marble floor-and-wall tile from The Tile Shop creates a sense of elegance in the master bathroom. The space contains a Studio41 bathtub and a spacious separate shower.

They wanted this home to be very California cool with little touches of industrial,” explains Michelle Williams of the sprawling Chicago-area residence she and architect William Bickford designed for their clients.

Located in Highland Park, the property was stitched together from several smaller parcels. “Our intent was to design this new house with old features that seem to flow like it has always been there,” Bickford says.

The limestone-clad manse now features a series of French doors that span the front of the house, its second floor dotted with low dormers set into the slate gable roof.

The industrial touches come into play inside, where visitors can find exposed beams with decorative tie-backs, backsplash tile with an embedded safety glass feature in the bar, and a curvaceous steel staircase that leads from the husband’s clubby office to the master suite.

“For such a large house, it’s so warm and inviting,” Williams explains. “People always want to hang out there.”