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Location: DuPage County, IL

Year: 2024

Type: Cultural & Recreational, Historic & Adaptive Reuse

20,000 SF


The Danada House in Wheaton, IL was the historic country estate of Dan and Ada Rice. Since 1980, the property has been owned by the Forest Preserve district of DuPage County. In collaboration with the Friends of Danada, the house and its several additions today function as a wedding venue. Allen + Pepa Architects is currently overseeing construction of a remodeling project on the house. The primary goals of the project include:

• Repairing and replacing aging materials
• Improving building accessibility with new ramps and a lift
• Improving energy efficiency with new lighting and insulation
• Improving safety with architecturally integrated fire protection and detection
• Improving function with surgical interior spatial reconfiguration

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