3601 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, Illinois Google map
Located in the popular Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side, this 4-story mixed-use building features ten condominium units above attractive ground floor retail space. Through its modern interpretation of traditional brick construction, the building fits contextually within the surrounding neighborhood, yet challenges the typical conventions found in most infill buildings. Built on a corner site, the building consists of a lighter, modular brick grid that appears to be contained by two darker brick masses that define the street edge. The darker brick masses are further articulated with a raked horizontal joint and a flushed vertical joint. The building takes on an elegantly sculpted quality as the darker brick masses stop short of the corners of the building exposing the lighter modular grid and transitioning into private balcony spaces.