Greenacre Main Living | Northbrook, Illinois

Our clients wanted to update their main level to reflect their taste and develop a focal point and conversational piece using a 600 gallon fish tank. 

We refinished the doors in the foyer and replaced the existing tile at the entrance. Throughout the entire space, we added crown molding and replaced all the base and casings. Support poles were all wrapped and trimmed to match the woodwork in the space. Walls were painted in neutral warm tones to let the added architectural details shine.

In the Family Room we removed the old fireplace, adding a floor to ceiling new stone hearth. We built the mantle and trim to match the custom cabinetry used throughout the living space. Two sconces were added on either side of the new fireplace completing the elegant, eye-catching design.

We reconfigured the can lighting and hung the large fixture from the ceiling. A wet bar is featured on the wall in back of the grand staircase that can service all entertaining spaces on the main level. A Nest thermostat was installed to make regulating the temperature within the large living space a cinch.

The 600 gallon fish tank is a statement piece that, in addition to the stone and rich wood found in the entertaining quarters, brings nature into the space. It also creates a separation between the living and family rooms. The encasement was custom built with lighting to highlight the living work of art. 

A stone wall was added in the dining room to match the stone of the fireplace. Two sconces were installed on either side of the buffet and the mirror hung. The powder room project was a complete update. A new toilet and floating vanity with vessel sink was installed. The stone wall accent matches that found in the family and dining spaces to tie it all together. Sconces and mirror were added to complete the look.

This vision-come-to-life is an elegant and grand space, perfect for anyone who loves to entertain and gather friends, family and community together. To see more photos and learn about more projects completed in this beautiful home, see our kitchen and bath portfolios.

Greenacre doorway with view of dining room
Living room with four chairs and deep blue fishtank
Stone fireplace with wooden mantle and white chairs

How Much Will Your Whole House & Addition Remodel Cost?

Each project, like each home and individual, is unique. Therefore, providing an estimate involves a conversation to understand your space, your needs and what you’d like to accomplish with your renovations. However, to get an idea of the common types of additions and rough cost estimates associated with each, view our additions pricing guide to help you get started.



Front entryway with stone and wood fishtank
Stone and wood fishtank in front of living room
High ceiling entertainment room with lounge couch and balcony

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