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Challenge:  A raw commercial space w/ some previous utilities.  The owners needed 1.5 times the square footage for a new restaurant, bar, & bottle shop.


Outcome:  A combined space w/ generous light & soaring ceilings.  The new space was laid out efficiently w/ an open bar & eating areas.  An adjacent bottle shop, and kitchen/storage/bathrooms are on the perimeter.  A simple material palette of barn wood & stone pair w/ the clean ‘L’ volumes that dictate seating.  Lastly, vintage pendants sparkle in a blacked-out ceiling.

Area:  2850 sf

Architect & Design/Builder:   DII Architecture   

GC:  Shobi Construction Inc.

Drafters/Renderers:  Workus Studio, LLC

Photographer:  Black Olive Photographic

Owners:  Uday Patel, Reed Bartuska, Ankur, & Dhiren


Restaurant & Bar


Lake Zurich, IL



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