Written By: Laura Hine

Photograph By: Werner Straube

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

“We wanted to balance a timeless home with modern touches that are still cozy for everyday living,” says the wife of a couple who moved into their new-construction Lincoln Park home last year. Looking around at the immaculate kitchen she adds, “And it had to be durable. We have a 2-year-old and 5-year-old!” Brought in to make that wish list into a house was the team of Vincere with principals Tom Konopiot and Michad Stornello, along with builder Bloomfield Development.
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

Written By: Maile Pingel

Photograph By: Nathan Kirkman


It may have been an empty nest that prompted a husband and wife to downsize from their Oak Park home to a tailored Lincoln Park townhouse, but by no means is it an empty house. In fact, theirs is a rather full one that cleverly uses every inch of its narrow urban lot. “They wanted a traditional envelope but not necessarily a traditional lifestyle,” explains Tom Konopiots, who, with partner Michael Stornello, was hired to realize the couple’s vision. “The move to the city has invigorated us,” says the wife. “Who I am today is different from who I was when we had little kids. We see plays every week—do things we didn’t do before—and this house is a gathering point.”

Written By: Mindy Pantiel

Photograph By: Nathan Kirkman


Opposite: An A. Rudin settee upholstered in a Holland & Sherry wool-flannel provides seating for family music recitals in the parlor of a Wicker Park residence. Also the site of game nights, the space includes an antique Victorian chess table from London’s Thomas Crabb Antiques for friendly competitions. The armchair by Vincere, Ltd. wears Great Plains fabric by Holly Hunt, and the wool-and-linen rug with a leather border is by J. D. Staron.
Creative Interlude II


Bloomfield Development recently collaborated with Bravo TV's Jeff Lewis Design and Walter E. Smithe to showcase their new, curated furniture collection. Jeff Lewis chose two Bloomfield homes in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood as design locations. Jeff and his team flew to Chicago and spent three days designing the Bloomfield interiors. Jim and his wife and Realtor, Sheri, worked directly with Jeff's design team and the Walter E. Smithe family as they created a TV commercial and photo shoot.

Home Sweet Home

Modern Home Builder Magazine

Bloomfield Development Co. owner Jim Schueller lives and breathes real estate. After spending years as a real estate attorney for a large law firm and developing a few properties in his spare time, Schueller realized his passion was in homebuilding. In 2003, he founded the Chicago-based custom homebuilding company.

“I was involved heavily on the legal side of things from commercial to residential development and got to know a lot of developers, architects, engineers and brokers in Chicago as their lawyer,” he says. “I eventually decided to follow my passion to start my own company.” – Jim Schueller
Modern Home Builder MHB

High-End Homes


Building a reputation for high-end luxury home design, Bloomfield Development helps private homeowners design, build and renovate their homes throughout the Chicago area. The firm specializes in new construction and historical restoration, allowing homeowners to choose and maintain various architectural styles.

Healthy Home Chicago: Inhabitat Gets a First Look Inside Amazing Green Chicago Home


Last week Inhabitat was invited to tour this stunning home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The modern abode is home to a passionate family who wanted to fuse healthy living with expert green design. The home is built on a vacant lot where a CTA bus depot stood long ago, and the teams involved in designing and building this new home considered every detail against the principles of sustainable design, as well as the healthy living guidelines promoted by the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World.


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