Inside out in Highland Park

Bringing a California style project to a place like Highland Park may seem like a bit of a non-sequitur, however, I have found that maximizing outdoor space and integrating that space with the indoor spaces makes sense whether you live in the Chicagoland area, or California.  We design houses that embrace the outdoors and the outdoor spaces are as carefully designed as the indoor spaces.  Highland Park Modern was intentionally designed to have private, manageable outdoor spaces with dining, lounging and gardening areas.  Houses still available for under $1.2 million, close to downtown Highland Park, beaches.  For full information, go to HPModernhomes.com

 Access to outdoor dining and green space at  Highland Park Modern

Access to outdoor dining and green space at Highland Park Modern

 Roof deck overlooking private garden space below at  Highland Park Modern

Roof deck overlooking private garden space below at Highland Park Modern

Other projects by Nicholas Design Collaborative in and around Chicago take full advantage of outdoor space whenever possible.

 Alignment with the front entrance and incorporation of water elements create clues to what is next in the  Cortland Residence

Alignment with the front entrance and incorporation of water elements create clues to what is next in the Cortland Residence

 Where water is the theme of one courtyard, fire activates another at the  Cortland Residence

Where water is the theme of one courtyard, fire activates another at the Cortland Residence

  Periscope House  extends living space of family room to the outdoors

Periscope House extends living space of family room to the outdoors

 Folding glass wall opens the family room to outdoor seating pool access at the  Cortland Residence

Folding glass wall opens the family room to outdoor seating pool access at the Cortland Residence

 Sun, water and outdoor living at the  Sawyer Pool House  in Michigan

Sun, water and outdoor living at the Sawyer Pool House in Michigan