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Cool steel and glass meet warm personality. That's relationship building.

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2904 North Burling Street is rising right now. A head-turning modern marvel from Foster Design Build, this single-family home takes a stand on an impressive double lot, 50x140 square feet, on a great street.  While it is poised to make a statement, most importantly it is designed with all the needs and comforts of the family in mind. Understandably, that family can't wait to move in.


There's a complexity to the construction of this 10,000 square-foot home. As Bob Berg, owner and President of Foster Design Build, explains, "This project is phenomenal. It's multi-layered. We peel back the layers to get to every detail."

Luxurious features are throughout...and that really is an understatement. Upon entering the home, a grand foyer with marble fireplace makes a stunning first impression.  A gigantic kitchen delights, with all the bells and whistles. There's a state-of-the-art home theater. A rooftop deck with a city skyline view, accessed by an elevator. A full basement. Even an attached four-car garage. This home brings a new dimension to city living.

The clients love modern architecture and wanted a facade with multiple points of interest.  On the interior, they did not want a design that was a traditional collection of boxes.  In addition, the owners wanted a place of balance, harmony, and warmth.

As a team, Michael Hershenson Architects, Foster Design Build, and the owners decided to restrict our modern composition to rectilinear shapes, with no discordant angles or curves.  However, they embraced asymmetry and integrated several projecting and cantilevered components reminiscent of the game Jenga.  The talented interior designers at Foster Design Build picked up this theme on the interior, using cabinetry as additional Jenga pieces in the asymmetrical modernist design. 

For warmth, Modernist materials of metal and glass are enhanced by the integration of natural materials of limestone and wood.

The design process for this project has been a group effort with the clients, interior designer, and general contractor, analogous to improvisation in a jazz setting.  They studied each other's ideas, transformed them and strengthened them.  All of their ideas converge to form the final composition.

Building homes that make statements, homes that ooze personality, and homes that provide green spaces and sustainable energy-efficiency is in Foster Design Build's DNA. They thrive on it. And they make sure that the home you want is every bit the home you get. Down to every last detail. Their satisfaction comes from knowing that you are completely satisfied with your new home. That's the pride that Foster Design Build takes in the work that they do.  They build their clients homes as if they were building their own home and these homes last a lifetime, as do the friendships they build with their clients. This personal attention makes Foster Design Build a truly different kind of builder.

While adding to their reputation as leading the way in new, modern construction, Foster Design Build is equally at home with historic restoration.  Their historic restoration work in Chicago has earned them national attention. Foster Design Build is a one-stop resource for architecture, construction and interior design.  Teamwork and collaboration characterize their company.  Whether you want to remodel, renovate or totally re-imagine, Foster Design Build guides each step to achieve stellar results.

Partnership with @properties: The property was marketed and sold by Danny Glick of @properties.  "The new construction luxury home market is back in full force.  Banks are lending, land is scarce and more than ever, buyers are extremely savvy and looking for honest builders with a great track record and solid references."  Glick and @properties represents a number of other built-to-suit options in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. "It's a joy to represent FDB.  They are about as professional an outfit as there is."   FDB teamed with @properties last year and since then have found a winning formula to bring clients "blank canvas opportunities" from which they can design their dream home.

About Foster Design Build Corporation

A leading construction management and general contracting authority in Chicago, Foster Design Build, LLC is a team-based practice of intensive construction management that prioritizes client service and satisfaction. Through a collaborative strategy, Foster Design Build assembles talented engineers, architects, interior designers, and subcontractors necessary to complete each project, while managing and monitoring the entire process, from the initial meeting to the finished home. Whether it's a luxury custom home, extensive historical restoration, kitchen remodel, or light commercial office building, Foster Design Build meticulously handles each and every detail in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner to produce results that always exceed expectations.

Foster Design Build is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, The American Institute of Architects, National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

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