2039 W Dickens St. by Wilkinson Bender Architecture

by Maria Konou

Combining classical look and modern appeal, this former funeral home (yes, funeral home) is a great inspiration on how to combine the old and the new while not being kitsch.

From Wilkinson Bender Architecture:

Originally occupied as a funeral home, we have designed this project in 2 phases: the first phase was the interior renovation of the funeral home into a single family residence.

The second phase is the addition of a 3-story garage, family room and yoga studio.

  • Project: 2039-41 w. dickens
  • type: house
  • size: 6400 sf (595 m2)
  • location: Chicago IL
  • design: 2005-present
  • construction: in progress

Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.