Miller Hull

1615 N. Wolcott Condominiums

Chicago, IL
Conceived as a box overlaid with a steel and glass frame.
Client Ranquist Development
Size 20,000
Completion 2009


This 8 unit, 20,000 sf mixed use condominium project is located in the vibrant Bucktown district of Chicago. The project is one piece of a full-block development, the Urban Sandbox. The condominium units are a mix of 2 bedroom flats and 3 bedroom lofts. Penthouse units have roof access. A large commercial space fronts Wolcott Avenue and heated parking is access from the alley.

The project was conceived as a box overlaid with a steel and glass frame. Outdoor rooms bridge between the box and the frames, enlivening the façade. Setting the interior rooms back from the edge of the street establishes a threshold between the public and private realms that helps ensure privacy without compromising transparency. At the street level, this interstitial zone provides space for café seating or retail display to actively engage the sidewalk.