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Foster Design Build: Adding Elegance & Modern Charm To Chicago's Treasured Old Town Neighborhood

The Street

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago based Foster Design Build -- one of Chicago's premier custom construction management and general contracting companies, today shared a behind-the-scenes view into some of its recent projects, and reinforced its commitment to becoming the recognized builder of choice inChicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.

Old Town: A Favorite Neighborhood

Charming, quirky and unique.  Brick paved sidewalks, tree-lined streets, a colorful, animated history.  Set in the heart of the Near North Side, the pulse of this desirable neighborhood (*recognized by as 2013's most 'searched for' zip code in the U.S.) is steps from Lake Michigan, beautiful green parks, favorite attractions, tasty restaurants and dozens of world-class shopping options.  All with a decided neighborhood feel, all with a notable beat of its own. 




Naturally, homeowners in this unique part of the city demand the best when it comes to preserving and celebrating the beauty of their historic homes while balancing the realities of living in a modern, urban world.  Having a trusted, proven partner likeFoster Design Build for their real estate and construction needs is a valuable resource of every home owner 'in the know.'

Trusted Resource

Foster Design Build is Old Town's trusted construction partner, thriving on unique demands and the ability to meet any building challenge, creating luxury single-family homes in Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods.

Design, build, restore, remodel. 

Re-imagine with integrity.  Deliver with care.

Always thinking…like an owner. 

Behind-the-Scenes in Old Town

Custom requests are a specialty of Foster Design Build.  One special project currently underway -- featuring numerous exciting, customizations -- is 438 W. Eugenie Terrace (across from historic St. Michael's Church).  Once an apartment building owned by the well-known Twin Anchors restaurateur (an Old Town landmark and favorite of Frank Sinatra!), 438 W. Eugenie has been gutted to the studs and re-imagined as a super-sized, 5,800 square-foot bachelor pad.  

This one-of-a-kind home features all expected luxuries and amenities along with some dramatic additions: a real fireman's pole (to get from the third to second floor in a hurry), an exterior zip-line (a quick direct escape to the garage), and a heated, backyard pool.  The home will also be technology savvy, fully interactive and synchronized so all systems can be controlled by a single touch.  In addition, the 100+ year old exterior is being expertly restored to its original glory, neatly buffing up the beauty while satisfying Chicago's stringent Landmark Commission requirements (Foster Design Build excels at preservation and works closely with the Commission; a recently completed 11,000 sq. ft. Chicago home received national recognition).

Making Complex Simple

With Foster Design Build in control, complex becomes simple.  Collaboration, attention to detail and pride in craftsmanship serve as the bedrock for turning dreams into reality. 

A single-family home at 1709 N. Hudson Street is a planned full gut rehab comprising the main house, coach house and a new garage.  Working with neighborhood and landmark groups to authenticate every detail, plans to break ground soon will make this historic restoration a valuable addition to the neighborhood, while meeting the needs of a growing family.  

Up the street at 1722 N. Hudson Street, a partial gut rehab of a main house and its sibling coach house is enjoying the same care, quality and high standard of craftsmanship reflected in every Foster Design Build project.  


Foster Design Build is proud of its growing reputation as the 'go-to' company for demanding historic home renovation in neighborhoods like Old Town -- delivering meticulous respect merging established tradition to modern expectations -- while also excelling at custom home building, all with a nod towards sustainable, energy-efficient design.

A one-stop shop with all the necessary capabilities, Foster Design Build offers architecture, construction, interior design and superior project management services to serve the personalized needs of every client.  States Bob Berg, founder and President of Foster Design Build "we are a different type of builder.  Personal attention is everything.  We are on a first-name basis with all clients, and treat every home…like it's our very own."

Live YOUR Custom Home Dream

Are you in the market to sell your home?  Interested in living out your custom home dream?  Foster Design Build has partnered with Old Town neighbor and real estate professional Shannon Raglin of Coldwell Banker to help with ALL of your real estate needs.  Please reach Shannon @ 312.505.9515, or send her an -- you're guaranteed to receive and enjoy Real Estate Excellence With A Smile. 

CONTACT: Wendy Berg(312) 445.9564

About Foster Design Build, LLC

A leading construction management and general contracting authority in Chicago,Foster Design BuildLLC 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 initial meeting to finished home.  Whether it's a luxury custom home, extensive historical restoration, kitchen remodel or light commercial office building re-hab, 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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