Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy

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Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy
Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy is listed in the Architects & Builders Service category in Galena, Illinois. Displayed below is the only current social network for Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 70.

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1101 S Bench St
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-3960
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Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 2 new photos.
Once again, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to our site - sorry about that! The good news is that the Rose House restoration is moving forward very nicely. We’ve presented our design to the Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission and were unanimously approved. One of the trickier aspects of this project is what to do about the detached garage that was added in front of the house in the 1980’s. We want to remove it so the front façade can be seen in its original splendor. However, the owners still need a garage and there isn’t enough space on the site to accommodate one. So...we’ve decided to put the garage under the house! In order to maintain the appearance of the house being perched on columns, we are setting the garage walls back from the face of the structure. The garage location is under the portion of the house closest to grade which will decrease its visibility. The concrete walls of the garage will be painted a dark charcoal gray to further camouflage them. The driveway will descend from Beech Street and will disappear under a tunnel that starts approximately 20’ from the face of the house. This allows us to maintain natural grade around the portions of the house where the driveway is located. As you can see from the renderings below, the garage virtually disappears. Cheers, Jim

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 7 new photos — at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Here is another surprise we turned up while doing research on the 1953 Rose residence designed by modernist A. James Speyer. The exterior color of this steel and glass structure has not always been the dark brown that it is today, nor was it the charcoal gray that it has been painted in the recent past. Its original paint was a warm brownish-red color that — together with the cypress wood infill panels on the west side of the house — created a color palette that was sympathetic to its wooded site. The similarity of this color to what Frank Lloyd Wright called “Cherokee red” is somewhat surprising given that Speyer was a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The BHMS work on the Rose House and Pavilion will include restoring the house to its original color and resurfacing the cypress panels to restore their warm golden glow.

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners shared their album.
Hi Everyone, Our research of the 1953 Rose House has turned up some surprises! A. James Speyer’s original drawings and model show the house was designed with major features that were never built — including a second level and a central indoor carport. The Living Room wing was designed to be a two-story structure with a balcony overlooking a double-height space. The balcony would have been above a third bathroom and storage space used for entertaining. A carport was to be located where the main entry was constructed. A “black top ramp” would have carried vehicles from the drive up into the core of the home. Here are some images showing some of what we’ve discovered about this house during our trip to the Reyerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago with new owners Chris and Meghann Salamasick. Stay tuned for more updates, Jim
These original plans, elevations and model images show the design as originally conceived by architect A. James Speyer.

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 4 new photos.
Hi Everyone, We’ve been working hard on the restoration of the Ben and Frances Rose House and Pavilion in Highland Park, Illinois, originally designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid. As a reminder, these were the glass and steel buildings featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The first task was to conduct research. Fortunately, the Ryerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago has in its archives a file of the original drawings, photos and correspondences between Speyer and the Roses. Following are some photos of our visit to the library. The architectural team, consisting of Bob Hammer, Doug Muller and myself, met with the new owners of the home, Chris and Meghann Salamasick, to look through the archival materials together. There, we discovered all sorts of interesting and unexpected things about the house that will inform our restoration efforts. We look forward to sharing some of these surprises with you in our next posts. Stay tuned, Jim

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 4 new photos to the album: Researching at Ryerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago — with Jim Baranski and Robert Hammer at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Conducting research for the restoration of the Ben and Frances Rose House and Pavilion in Highland Park, Illinois, originally designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid.
Here we are looking at photos of the original interior of the main house that Speyer designed.