Built in 1912, this Chicago prairie-style residence has been exceptionally well preserved and showcases a plethora of original woodwork, stained glass details and original solid oak built-ins. The client’s desires were to update this unit with a chef’s kitchen, spa quality master bath, convert the original half bath into a full bath and maintain a place to host dinner parties. Working with the original details and woodwork, new custom pieces were designed and fabricated throughout the project. Prairie-style meets industrial modern in this luxury unit in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. The original galley kitchen and laundry room were completely gutted to make room for the new open concept chef’s kitchen. Converting the original fully enclosed dining room into an open family room that flows off the kitchen completely opened up the rear of the unit for entertaining. While removing the formal dining room opened up the space, the client still desired the ability to host large dinner parties. This desire to entertain is now achieved by a large custom four way cantilevered island that comfortably sits ten. A custom barn door with raw brushed stainless steel hardware was designed to complement the original industrial details. The kitchen’s countertops are all custom-fabricated from large uncut walnut boards, as opposed to a traditional butcher block that is chopped and pieced together staggering smaller boards. Special attention in the continuity of the boards at mitered corners ensured the walnut’s grain would be continuous even through corners. The unit now seamlessly flows both aesthetically and spatially from the front sunroom to the rear patio while balancing both comfort and livability alongside an urban oasis for entertaining.