Alexander & Associates LTD

The Poklop Residence1255 Cedar Lane Northbrook, IL

  • Contact

    Joe Poklop
    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 Poklop's hired ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. to design an addition to their single-family home in Northbrook.  To our delight, when it came time to move, the Poklops hired ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. again to design the addition to their new home.


The original single-floor house was completely gutted and a two-story addition was added to the rear of the house and a second floor added.  The aluminum siding and brick veneer was removed from the exterior and replaced with a Craftsman-style exterior of cedar siding, brick and stone. 


An open concept interior with ample natural light was achieved through minimal wall separations between rooms and windows placed strategically 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 custom cabinetry were included to accomodate the family's unique collections.