Permits have now been issued for a new residential development at 4543 S Ellis Avenue in North Kenwood. Located on an unusually wide Chicago lot within a row of historical stone homes north of E 46th Street, the small project is being developed by Exbud LLC. Due to being within the North Kenwood Historic District, the project needed to take into consideration its surroundings and fit in within the site context.
Fully filling in the 35-foot by 171-foot lot, the new three-story building will deliver six residential units with a basement storage space. Consisting of two-bedroom apartments with large living spaces fronting N Ellis Avenue, a new rear garage with six spots and a roof deck would also be available for future residents.
The new design by AP Architects will reflect the surrounding historical homes and mimic their massing and height at 47 feet tall. Details like a bay window turrets and a central arched entryway clad in rock-face precast concrete will tie the home with its neighbors.
Once completed, tenants will have access to CTA bus Route 47 via a three-minute walk and Route 43 via a six-minute walk as well as to Gwendolyn Brooks Park directly behind the property.
Best Art Construction is serving as the general contractor for the project. As of now, timeline details for the project have not been revealed.