Adaptive Re-use

About this Project

This adaptive re-use required the conversion of a former artillery shed in historic Fort Sheridan (Holabird & Roche, 1892) into a modern single-family residence. Outdoor rooms were created through the integration of sixteen arches into a cohesive design scheme. This project won the Illinois Landmark Preservation Award of Excellence and was featured in Architectural Digest.

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Sixteen 10’-0” Romanesque arches form the east and west sides of the structure, and each arch fully opens to the outside.

“Thank you all so very much for making this beautiful home for us. The process has been incredible from day one to the wrapping up of final, tiny details. Every single member of Suzanne Lovell, Inc. has been beyond wonderful.”

—Client, Chicago

“Suzanne, your artistic vision, eye for detail and support of your client’s voice in the process is without equal. Your sense of humor is pretty great, too!”

—Client, Chicago


David Klamen

David Klamen (American, b. 1961), Choirboy, 1985, Oil on canvas, 102″ X 79″

Antique Chandelier

An antique wrought iron chandelier, which is over 6 feet in diameter, hangs from the 26-foot-high ceiling.

Joseph Piccillo

Joseph Piccillo (American, b. 1941), Random Notes, 1995, Mixed media, 42 ½” X 80 ¾”

Fireplace Mantle

A custom steel fireplace mantle incorporates star-shaped iron tie rods from the original structure.


19th Century Mizuya Tonsu with original lacquer

Sally Chandler

Sally Chandler’s Sunflower diptych

In the News - Adaptive Re-Use

Architectural Digest – February 2002
“Trading Cannons for Cushions: Strategic designs for adapting a former artillery shed”