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Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Architect: Nathan Kipnis Architects Developer: Scott Simpson Builders Location: 370 Washington, Glencoe, IL 60022 By Kate Yoshida In December, 2011, a LEED Platinum residential certification was awarded to Barry and Natalie Slotnick, owners of 370 Washington Avenue in Glencoe.  This is the highest level attainable with the USGBC program.  It is the second new construction [...]

Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Photo Courtesy of XOCO

Owner/Developer: Rick Bayless Architect: Farr Associates General Contractor: Goldberg General Contracting By Garratt Hasenstab Most “foodies” associate the name Rick Bayless with innovative Mexican cuisine, however now Bayless also stands out as a leader in Chicago’s sustainable development scene. First came the groundbreaking gourmet Mexican restaurant, Frontera Grill. Then Bayless brought Topolobampo to the scene, [...]

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Photo courtesy of Zukas Photography

Owner/Builder: Jacek Helenowski By Jason LeFleur One man’s dedication and research to a thorough whole-house remodeling project has resulted in the greenest home in Chicago, and quite possibly the greenest for the budget. Jacek Helenowski began meticulously renovating and building his home in Chicago’s far northwest side over 6 years ago, slowly working with thoughtful [...]


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