These three properties were designed and built to provide a warm, transitional interior within a modern shell on small Bucktown lots. The tall and narrow constraints of the properties meant keeping the home proportional in the neighborhood was key among the glut of toothpick residences in the area. With a developer mindset, time was critical but as architects we strived to maintain a strong sense of detail and craftsmanship. The facade combines a utilitarian corrugated sheet metal with the rich character of a shou-sugi-ban rainscreen. The interior is light both in color and through the large window openings throughout. Designed and built with Norsman Architects and its construction arm, House Plant, Inc.