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Smart Builders -A visit to RH – A One-of-a-kind Residential and Retail Experience

“If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will; and it’s definitely worth the trip! It’s a spectacular space.” Richard Bondarowicz, Principal, Smart Builders, commenting on a recent visit to RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Three Arts Club.

Last week RH (Restoration Hardware) opened the doors of a gigantic flagship building in Chicago’s residential Gold Coast neighborhood. The Three Arts Club is a 70,000 square foot building which was built in 1914. Today, the six-story building includes a café and wine tasting room, a music venue, a courtyard (open year-round), a roof garden, and, of course, a series of design areas and show floors.

rh-chicago-03In the courtyard, topped with a steel-and-glass pyramid, seating and tables gather around a historic fountain, crowned by a rococo crystal chandelier. With sunlight streaming in from above, it proves a lovely setting for the café.

 

rh-chicago-02 wine barIn the wine bar area, the building’s original barrel-vaulted ceilings were restored to their original condition. The bar surface is a 6,000-pound stone slab.

 

rh-chicago-04On the second floor, the 3,000-square-foot design area offers interior decorators and architects access to RH’s library of fabrics, leather, and furniture finishes, with a sprawling table where they can conceptualize projects and meet with clients.

 

 

 

Like RH, Smart Builders will provide a unique point of view and an unmatched combination of inspired design, high quality and unparalleled value in your custom home or renovation project. Contact Smart Builders if you are considering building a custom home or have a new renovation or construction project in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs or Chicago’s North Shore neighborhoods.

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