Looking Back: Some of Our Favorite Architectural Details from 2017

Extraordinary details, from doorways to railings to ceilings.

A Convergence of Pointed Arches

The owners of this Chicago addition/ remodel wanted to restore and enhance their home’s historic features. Inspired by an existing pointed arch doorway, we replicated the shape throughout the home. Their favorite detail is found between the first floor hall and living room, where three arches converge into one column. These shapes and this level of architectural detail is not common in new construction, and feel authentic to the historic home.

A Convergence of Pointed Arches

A Sculptural Railing

In the same home, a new main staircase features a striking railing. The elegant shape is not one you see everyday, and the dark stained wood finish makes it pop.

A Sculptural Railing

A Box Beam Ceiling

This Oak Park home benefited from a new open floor plan, but we still wanted to establish some definition between the rooms. In the kitchen, a box beam ceiling serves this purpose while enhancing the traditional styling.

A Box Beam Ceiling

Decorative Wooden Beams

It’s hard to believe this light-filled space used to be an unused attic in a typical Chicago home. The new wooden decorative beams enhance the vaulted ceiling, and we love that the owners chose a natural finish that adds warmth. These details completely transform the space!

Decorative Wooden Beams

These architectural details exemplify the quality of design and craftsmanship you’ll find here at Leader Builders. Whether you want to replicate a historic feature or create a new showstopper, we can help!

If you would like to learn more about our design-build home addition and renovation services or find out how we can help with a project you have a mind, please get in touch.