Alexander & Associates LTD

The Poklop Residence1255 Cedar Lane Northbrook, IL

  • Contact

    Joe Pocklop
    1255 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062

  • Description

    2-story rear addition to a single family residence in north suburban Northbrook.

Scope of Services

In 2000, the Pocklop hired ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. to desing an addition to their single family home in Northbrook.  Much to our excitement, when it came time to move again the Pocklops hired ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. to once again design the addition to their new house.


The original house was completely gutted to the first floor and a two-story addition was added to the rear of the house and above the existing shell.  The aluminum siding was removed from the exterior and replaced with a mission style  look of cedar siding, brick and stone. 

Open spaces and natural light was achieved with minimal wall separations between rooms and several windows placed throughout the facade.  A gourmet kitchen was incorporated, complete with cherry wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.  Built-in shelving and other customized features were included to accomodate the family's unique collections.