Lake Zurich, Illinois
  • Lake Zurich, Illinois
  • Structure
  • Restaurant
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 2850
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • This project page was created by community member DII Architecture

    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 reclaimed barn wood & quartz stone pair w/ the clean L-shaped volumes that dictate seating. Lastly, vintage pendants pop against a blacked-out ceiling.

    Completed: 2016
    Cost: $250k

    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

    Main elevation of bar w/ bottle shop in the background.

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    Detail of the tappers & glass rack above.

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    Floor plan & exploded 3D.

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    Northwest Perspective

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    Close up of bar w/ quartz counters.

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    West elevation showcasing the reclaimed barnwood.

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    Overall view of the restaurant & bar.

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    Close up of bar

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    Demo & Construction

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    DII Architecture
    Design Insight Inc.(DII) is a design/build architecture firm specializing in custom residential and commercial architecture, plus remodels/renovations. We aim to creatively solve functional needs, while instilling graceful solutions for any project; small to large. Design Insight strives for a honed, mature & warm modern feel in the execution of our work. DII prides itself on high customer care & personal relationships, and tries to let the work speak for itself. As an architecturally licensed and fully insured company, DII adheres to the highest level of quality standards while working within each project’s budget. We believe that anything is possible and DII welcomes and fosters your custom challenge! Smith obtained his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Champaign, IL. During his tenure, he won many accolades, receipt of two fellowships, & the opportunity to live abroad in France for a year. Prior to founding Design Insight Inc. in 2002, Jereme worked for a variety of prominent firms. Most notably, Kenyon & Associates Architects, Techline Inc, & Osterhaus McCarthy Architects. He’s won many awards including the Chicago ‘Key to the Future’ housing competition & the New York Humanscale office design competition. Jereme has been published in various publications like the Sun Times, Chicago Home magazine, & I4 Design. His work has been displayed at the W Hotel through the IDSA, at the Art Museum of Virginia for the C2C eco-home exhibit, & even a fashion show for wearable architecture. Smith has his architectural license, as well as architect/engineer and design/builder insurance. DII Architecture( is also a member of the Association of Licensed Architects(ALA).
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