Impressed by Bruce Fox Design’s work in the stunning model unit at One Bennett Park, a couple enlists the award-winning firm to bring the second home of their dreams to life.
A pair of DeAngelisstyle sofas by Barron furniture covered in Nobilis Velours make a deliciously bold statement in the living room.
One of the most in-demand addresses in Chicago, 70-story Streeterville residential building One Bennett Park boasts jaw-dropping city and lake views and exquisite design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Inside, the model condos by noted Chicago interiors firm Bruce Fox Design are just as impressive a draw—particularly to one recent client of the firm, a couple with older children.
The entry foyer features a table by Rohan Ward, a Bocci 73.3 light fixture, and custom Lucite and brass “box” benches by Charles Hollis Jones via Cain Modern.
“Our client purchased the home early in the building construction process and later saw the model as it was revealed,” explains Fox. “They fell in love with the model and immediately knew that I could help them negotiate their desire for colorful and creative spaces in their new pied-à-terre.”
A pair of plush Harper swivel chairs by Michael Berman Limited provide gorgeous contrast to a chic wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries in Sunset Silk Maldives in the living room.
An artist, the wife communicated clearly that she had no interest in a conservative aesthetic, notes Fox. “[She] had a strong desire to express herself artistically in the spaces and was not afraid of color. Right from the beginning, it was all about creating a wonderful and comfortable space for her family and making the spaces reflective of her personality.”
George Spencer Designs Fern drapery in sand sourced at Holland & Sherry frames a stunning view from the primary bath.
“There was a lot of architecture to be resolved in this project,” Fox acknowledges. “Many rooms were moved and altered to fit the needs of our client, including much custom millwork.” Helpful assistance came in the form of Paul Konstant of Konstant Architecture. “Thankfully, our client had worked with [them] in the past and they stepped in to reimagine the spaces with us—they are terrific.”
One of the project’s masterpieces is the dining room, which boasts a jaw-dropping 1970s vintage light fixture by Gino Vistosi, a Matthews Parker table in goatskin parchment and Kelly Wearstler Zuma chairs.
“I love the south-facing breakfast room off the kitchen, [which] was originally the butler’s pantry,” says Fox. “Our client stood in the space and said, ‘Why would we waste this view on a room that nobody occupies?’ We went about turning an internal closet space into the butler’s pantry, and now our client can sit in the sun and enjoy breakfast with a view.”
A Hector Finch Onos adjustable double-pull fixture adds a sleek touch to the kitchen, which also features Perla Venata quartzite countertops and the client’s own vintage stools.
Sums up Fox of the client’s reaction, “They love their home in the city, and after years of living in a rented apartment, they truly appreciate a home that is custom-tailored to their personality and desires.”
Drapery by Interior Dynamics gives the primary bedroom an inviting feel.
Robert A.M. Stern
Bruce Fox Design
Martinique wallpaper in navy by CW Stockwell adds pop to a powder room.
BARRON CUSTOM FURNITURE
Powder room wallpaper
Dining room and living room rugs
MARC PHILLIPS RUGS
Family room rug
MATTHEWS & PARKER
Dining room table, living room coffee tables
Living room lighting
Breakfast room wallpaper
ROHAN WARD DESIGNS
Custom entry table, living room desk
Living room and butler’s pantry églomisé panels