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Aurora, IL


5,775 s.f. - Historic Preservation

The 1844 Holbrook Mill is the oldest surviving structure in Kane County, IL. It was in crumbling disrepair and nearly unsalvageable when it was purchased by a private owner, to be restored to original exterior appearance as much as possible and converted for use as the owner’s private residence with a rentable commerical space below. The project entailed complete dismantling of the limestone building, building a new framed envelope, the construction of custom kingspost heavy timber trusses, and reassembling of the original stone for the exterior. The project is LEED registered and is expected to receive a “gold” LEED certification.The commercial space is now the home of Allen+Pepa's Aurora Studio.

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