History inspires North Shore Builders

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Built-ins may be “old,” but not the way North Shore Builders does it. A combination of Old Worl architrcture, modern design, and space for a big-screen TV in a classic-yet-chic built-in are clues that this is no ordinary home or builder. | SUPPLIED PHO

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Built-ins are not a new concept.The earliest examples of wall benches, settles, and aumbries (small cupboards in churches) date back to the Middle Ages. Originally built as architectural features, built-ins have evolved over the years into stand-alone pieces of furniture.

With input from some of the top local interior designers, North Shore Builders has developed home plans that boast sensational built-ins, finishes and details; epitomizing the style and craftsmanship one would expect for a new home on the North Shore.

North Shore Builders has made its name synonymous with creating historically inspired homes boasting custom built-ins and features, which work to create an interior that is both functional and attractive.

“Many of our clients were seeking high-quality finishes in their kitchens and living spaces. As these rooms typically serve as the most utilized spaces for many families, creating built-ins with both gorgeous form and function has become a priority for our new homes on the North Shore,” said Therese Schaefer, sales manager for North Shore Builders. “Though function is key, the aesthetic of the home cannot be compromised to accommodate it. We strive to create built-ins that not only satisfy the homeowner’s lifestyle, but also their tastes.”

Whether homeowners are looking for mud room storage, a drop zone or a drop dead gorgeous Butler’s pantry, incorporating built-ins and decorative trim work can add attractive and practical space to any home. With the team from North Shore Builders, styles for built-ins and finishes are endless. From rustic to regal, simple to chic designs, b built-ins can transform a room from utilitarian to unique and add an element of luxury and attention to detail that keeps new construction from looking ordinary.

North Shore Builders is currently offering a beautiful historically inspired home ready for move-in at 373 Elder in Winnetka for $2,289,000. Entirely encased in brick, this stately 4,450-square-foot home is on a lovely wooded site, one block from Lake Michigan in East Winnetka. Additionally, North Shore Builders has a home available for delivery this summer at 986 Grove in Winnetka for $2,229,000. Located on a lovely wooded half acre, the winding drive leads up to this 5,386 square foot home and will house any size family in the lap of luxury. The all-brick Colonial exterior also includes a three-car attached garage. In the fall North Shore Builders will deliver 515 Cumnor in Winnetka for $1,999,000. Located close to the accredited and sought after Sears School, this New England style home boasts built-ins, luxury finishes and terrific family living space. North Shore Builders also purchases tear downs and can help you build your dream home on the lot of your choice on the North Shore.

Winnetka-based North Shore Builders was named #1 in new home value for Chicago’s North Shore Builders. The company’s energy efficient homes meet “green” standards to ensure a family years of peace of mind ownership. For further information visit www.nsbgreen.com. Call Therese Schaefer at (847) 878-0963, or email tschaefer@nsbgreen.com.