Bungalow Back

Back Porch

2020 — Built

Architectural Design

Business in front, party in the back? This design for a new back porch for a historic Chicago bungalow salvages and reuses the original windows and transoms while opening up a new outdoor deck area that spills out into the backyard—a space to hang out while grilling and gardening. The interior features a custom birch cabinet. By reorganizing and amplifying the familiar architectural characteristics of the traditional bungalow, new possibilities for backyard social life emerge.

General Contractor: Dolgin Construction
Fabrication: Building Brown Workshop
Photography: Matthew Messner