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Winnetka Compound

A full-scope renovation of the first home Andrea Goldman designed for her clients 15 years ago, this project was all about creating balance: preserving all that the clients already loved about their home and how it lived, while also evolving it to fit the needs of their busy, social family. Spaces were reimagined for both the parents and the children, maximizing space within the current structure while also adding new structures—including a pool house with a guest suite and activity building housing exercise spaces, a sport court, and golf simulation room. The activity building also features a four-seasons room that opens to the pool area for seamless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy.

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The renovation modernized both the form and function of the kitchen, providing ample storage and prep space and an everyday dining area.

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Instead of paint or wallpaper, this dining room features delicate burlap fringe—applied by hand by artist Anna Wolfson—that adds sophisticated texture.

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By relocating one of the primary bedroom closets to the lower level, we created space for a spa-like ensuite bathroom with a freestanding tub.

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A separate activity building and guest house adjacent to the original home houses ample entertaining space that opens to the pool and courtyard.

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Architect — Mark Weber, Wheeler Kearns
General Contractor — Wujcik Construction
Landscape Architect — Mariani Landscape
Photography — Aimee Mazzenga