Magnolia X4 is a four unit apartment project in the Magnolia Glen neighborhood of Chicago. The property is located on block that is primarily multi-family apartment and within a one block walk of a CTA elevated train stop as well a high end grocery store and an array of necessary goods and services. It was important for the designer to match the scale and fabric of the neighborhood. There are (2) one bedroom apartments on the third floor which are 725 and 825 square feet each. Each one bedroom unit has a large kitchen and generous living and dining spaces plus a 9' x 12' cedar wrapped balcony. The second floor has a full floor, 1,550 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit with two master bedroom suites and two 9' x 12' balconies. The first floor and garden level contain an owner's unit that has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, (2) 9' x 12' balconies and a sunken rear courtyard. The project takes advantage of the full width of this 33 foot wide property with floor to ceiling glass in all units facing the street and or the rear yard.
Peter Nicholas-Principal designer,
Gavin Bardes-Project Architect
Hutter - Trankina
SEEG - Sustainable Energy Engineering Group