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Forest Ave., Wilmette Custom Home by SMART Builders

July 17, 2021

This 5,500 square foot Shingle-Style home, built by SMART Builders, Inc. and designed by H. Gary Frank Architects is located just a few blocks from Lake Michigan in the Chicago North Shore Village of Wilmette. The exterior features include solid stained Western Red Cedar shingles, classic gables, a turret, and a gently curved roofline arching over the entrance.

The entrance draws you in with architectural pillars that rise above stacked American Field Stone and invite you to enjoy a few quiet moments on the Blue Stone porch. The design-build team at SMART Builders, Inc. collaborated on the interior finishes of this luxury custom-built home in Wilmette with Ilene Chase of Ilene Chase Design in Highland Park. Custom Wood-Mode Cabinets, Miele, and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances were designed and installed by Abruzzo Kitchens and Bath.

SMART Builders, Inc. specializes in delivering custom homes with quality and attention to detail that is unparalleled. 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. This young Chicago family chose lakeside life in Wilmette and redefined a classic American style home on their own terms while making room for their family’s future.