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Jim Andrews & Dean Vance - Prior Real Estate Development.

Larson Dairy Barn, Manchester Township, IL
Dean Vance, Interior Architect; Jim Andrews & Dean Vance, Co-Contractors

Extensive rehab of 124 year old barn home that posed complicated design and building challenges which included open plan 32 foot ceilings and replacing an original cedar shake roof. Extensive iron, metal and stone work was done on property, and custom metalwork was created to enclose the portion of land between the house and a creek that bisects the 5 acre property. The use of green and extensive reclaimed materials is a feature of the home.

Among the green and sustainable features of the project, extensive research went into creating a large organic raised bed garden on the property. Completely vegan and sustainable materials were sourced for creating the garden’s unique soil mix, and custom made self-watering overlays by EvoOrganic were applied to the bed system as a means of virtually eliminating weeds, providing drip irrigation to plants, and holding moisture in the soil.

1220 W. Albion, Chicago, IL
Dean Vance, Interior Architect, General Contractor

Complete rehab of a 2000 square foot condominium that included restoration of a 1920’s bathroom, a challenging HVAC retrofit, and the preservation of all original plaster walls and cove ceilings.

5352 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
Dean Vance, Interior Architect, General Contractor

Acquisition and gutting of a 3000 square foot commercial building. Extensive research and collaboration with several architects and green specialists went into concepts for redeveloping the space into a commercial storefront and a two story residence.

208-5 North Madison Street, Rockford, IL
Dean Vance, Interior Architect, General Contractor

Complete design and buildout of a two level loft space housed in a public market building from 1908 in downtown Rockford. Highlights include a rooftop bar, custom furniture and built-in design throughout the space.




Larson Dairy Barn
1220 W. Albion, Chicago, IL
5352 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
208-5 North Madison Street, Rockford, IL
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