Client: John L.
Location: Highland Park, IL
Project Scope: Custom Cabinetry, Interior Doors and Millwork, Exterior Doors, Wood Beams
Builder: TEMCo Contracting L.L.C.
Architect: MORGANTE·WILSON ARCHITECTS, LTD.
Howard Van Doren Re-Inspired
- Beautiful eat-in Kitchen with patinated steel frames surrounding painted cabinetry on perimeter and cerused White Oak island.
- His and Her custom vanities in Master Bath with cerused finish on White Oak.
- Oriental designed custom Butler’s Pantry cabinetry with hidden appliances.
- Custom jambs to match existing door panels.
- Incorporated existing elements in the home into new custom cabinetry.
- Reproduction of existing U-Shaped, circle platform stairs, bringing stairs up to current building codes.
"I have been working with Jim designing and installing fine cabinetry and furniture for close to 20 years now. Along the way Jim has taught me and my colleagues a great deal of the ins and outs of custom wood working, exotic finishes, proper detailing, and implementing difficult custom designs for our clients. He has always stepped into a project with an attitude that is “well it’s complicated but let’s sit and figure this one out”. As difficult as the process can be due to the demands that we put on ourselves for something unique or some special detail for our projects, it’s easier when you have a skilled craftsman like Jim who, sometime effortlessly, makes it all come together." - John L.