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Historic Renovations

With our passion for period architecture, Foster Design Build (FDB) welcomes the opportunity to provide our assessment and services to your historic restoration or preservation project. Our extensive knowledge and experience of historic residences enables us to restore, recover, and/or reveal the architectural design and fabric of that particular period, while protecting its heritage value. 

We have extensive experience with the City of Chicago Department of Landmarks and City neighborhood groups so we can navigate the “approval process” smoothly and without delay. We have experience with assembling formal presentations to various neighborhood groups and city officials. 

To less sophisticated eyes, these little details might not matter—the textured walls, top quality cabinetry, architectural trim, or custom built-ins, unique lighting for example, but they matter to you and they matter to us. You can count on FDB to make sure all of these details are perfect and you are completely satisfied with the process from conception to completion. 

During a historical restoration or preservation project, prior to construction we will thoroughly photograph and document all of the necessary details. We will create exact replicas of the millwork, cabinetry, crown molding or other aspects of the project to ensure an exact replacement.