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Wilmette Custom Home by Smart Builders

SMART Builders is pleased to present one of our current projects under construction.  This Modern Colonial custom home is nestled on a beautiful lot on Chestnut Street in the North Shore community of Wilmette, within walking distance of Lake Michigan.

September 8, 2021

Wilmette Custom Home – Exterior Installations Begin

As construction continues on this Wilmette Custom Home, we are excited to see the exterior coming together with the installation of windows and doors!  These beautifully-crafted custom windows and doors are manufactured and assembled by Lincoln Windows in Merrill, Wisconsin.  Our homeowners selected an aluminum-clad window in a custom charcoal exterior color.  You may also notice that we’ve received a delivery of bricks… the Architectural Series Whitestone Wirecut brick is manufactured by Palmetto Brick (the largest family-owned and operated brick maker in South Carolina). The Whitestone brick will provide a durable and elegant true white contrast to the charcoal windows and doors.




June 2, 2021

Wilmette Custom Home – The Construction Process Continues Inside

As you may know, there are many phases to new home construction. The rough mechanical phase is in process currently. Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC subcontractors are working inside of this Wilmette custom home installing everything located behind the drywall. This includes the piping, tubing, wiring, and venting products to facilitate the air handlers, faucets, toilets, drains, lighting, and switches throughout the home. Upon completion of the rough mechanical phase and approved inspections, the house is ready for insulation.

For the exterior, windows, exterior brick, and roof shingles will be installed soon!




April 16, 2021

Roof system installation begins on SMART Builders, Inc. Wilmette New Construction

Seen in these photos, the ice and water shield has been installed.  This waterproof roof underlayment membrane protects the roof from ice and water damage.  Especially in the North Shore area of Chicago, the wind from strong storms can push rainwater beneath the shingles on a roof.  This protective membrane greatly lessens the chance of the wind-driven rain causing a leak in the future.




April 2, 2021

Wilmette New Construction – The second floor and roof framing are now completed

Installation of the GAF Timberline roof will begin soon!  The architectural color blends and enhanced shadow effect from GAF provide for a genuine wood-shake look for this North Shore custom home.




March 12, 2021

SMART Builders Begins Framing of Wilmette New Construction

Wilmette New Construction – SMART Builders begins framing of another North Shore spectacular home.




February 4, 2021

3D Renderings Allow the Homeowner to Visualize Their Custom Home, Wilmette

Working with H. Gary Frank Architects, and collaborating with the homeowner, space, light, and scale are represented in 3D renderings allowing the homeowner to visualize their home as material details are selected along the way.  Providing these renderings is vital in the selection process for the exterior materials and colors. The homeowners have selected a limewash finish for the brick exterior of the home.

One of the most recognizable features on a Colonial style home is its symmetrical structure.  As seen in these renderings, this Modern Colonial design includes pitched gable roofs, a center entrance, symmetrical window composition, and a canopied entry roof.  The open first-floor plan features include an expansive family room and kitchen which all open to the stone patios.

SMART Builders, Inc. specializes in delivering custom homes with quality and attention to detail that is unparalleled. Please contact us for a personal consultation to discuss your project.