Landmark Residence

About This Project

This landmark residence in Chicago’s Lincoln Park was renovated to provide a serene, sophisticated backdrop for the client’s prized collection of Native American artifacts, Navajo textiles, vessels and photographs by Edward Curtis. This residence won the Illinois Landmark Preservation Award of Excellence.

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This Ancestral Puebloan water vessel was broken, seemingly beyond repair. The kintsugi repair with 24k gold leaf transformed this vessel, and it now holds a place of honor in the center of the dining table. Click here to learn more about this amazing repair in our blog.

An installation of photographs by Edward Curtis was designed as a feature in the Powder Room.

A 14-foot long custom bronze, vellum and goatskin bibliothèque was designed by SLI to provide an elegant separation between rooms, to showcase the client’s collection of American Indian pottery and to house the client’s book library.

“Forget that you are amazingly talented and diligent designers. What you provide is peace of mind.”

—Client, Chicago

“They are to be admired for their good business sense as well as their exceptional design sense.”

—Client, San Francisco


Kertész Photography

André Kertész (1894-1985), Glasses and Pipe, gelatin silver print c. 1926

Jack Spencer

Jack Spencer (American, b. 1951), Buffalo, New Mexico, 2004


Zia polychrome storage jar attributed to Trinidad Medina, 1920s

Andrea Wasserman

Custom drawings by Andrea Wasserman

Native American storage jar

1200 AD Native American storage jar, or Olla, from the ancient Puebloan culture of the Southwest United States

Edward Curtis

Photography by Edward Curtis (American, 1868-1952)