Lake Forest

Northcroft Ct., Lake Forest Custom Home by SMART Builders

This Hamptons-Style home, built by SMART Builders, Inc. and designed by H. Gary Frank Architects is located on an expansive 3-acre lot in the Chicago North Shore City of Lake Forest. The spacious, shingled four-bedroom home features a porch facing lush gardens designed by landscape architect Pamela Self. The porch runs the length of the main floor, and a total of 11 fireplaces offer warm places to convene. Another primary aim, for the Lake Forest family, was to surround the house with naturalistic, grassy gardens inspired by Dutch landscape master Piet Oudolf, known for his work on Lurie Garden in Chicago and the High Line in New York. The beautiful garden setting includes 60,000 bulbs from Roy Diblik, of Northwood Perennial Farm, who teamed with Oudolf on the aforementioned gardens.

Builder Richard Bondarowicz, of SMART Builders, and architect, Gary Frank, gave this Lake Forest residence a Hamptons feel with a tapersawn cedar shake roof from Smart Roofing, Inc. For the interiors, Chicago Interior Designer Marshall Erb collaborated with the design-build team to enhance the detailing and conceptualize the use of the rooms. Erb, whose background is in architecture, notes that Frank’s understanding of classical architecture helped set the stage for comfortable rooms despite the home’s size.
SMART Builders, Inc. specializes in delivering custom homes that make the owners’ dream a reality. For more than 25 years, Richard Bondarowicz and his team focus on designing and building high quality, luxury custom homes to suit the lifestyle of each client. Working with a great team is really important, and when you also have homeowners who are open-minded, it’s so rewarding. This home was featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Chicago LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

SMART Builders, Inc. Lake Forest custom-built home featured in LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN Magazine

We are pleased to share our recent feature article in LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN CHICAGO magazine.  The article profiles our custom-built home located in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Lake Forest Custom Home by SMART Builders

SMART Builders is pleased to share this stunning custom-built home in Lake Forest, Illinois which was completed in 2017. This home exudes casual elegance… Feel perfectly at ease whether enjoying a quiet moment in the garden room or entertaining family poolside!

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Lake Forest Custom Home Features Western Red Cedar Shake Roof Installed By Smart Roofing, Inc.

The roofing professionals at Smart Roofing, Inc. recently installed this beautiful Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shake roof in Lake Forest. Western Red Cedar Tapersawn Shakes are sawn on both sides giving it a look similar to a sawn shingle but with a thicker appearance, Tapersawn Shakes are known for their smooth uniform imposing look providing an exceptional looking roof.

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Smart Roofing, Inc. replaces 90-year-old Lake Forest Ludowici Clay Tile Roof

Smart Roofing, Inc., a Ludowici Crown Roofer, recently replaced the 90-year-old Ludowici Brittany shingle clay tile roof on this Lake Forest home. A dramatic textured terra cotta tile in irregular lengths with the feel of aged stone, Brittany shingle roof tile provides a truly provincial appearance. Brittany shingle tiles are available in standard and custom matte colors, mists and blends.

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Lake Forest Custom Home In Progress

Smart Builders is pleased to share the progress of our custom home project in Lake Forest.  Construction of this Lake Forest custom home is progressing from rough finishes to intricate, one-of-a-kind details.  Designed by H. Gary Frank Architects, these pictures show the evolution of the cupola – inside and out.

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