Stewart School Lofts
4525 N. Kenmore Ave.
Dwight Perkins, 1905
Pappageorge Haymes Partners, 2018
The former Graeme Stewart Elementary is now a luxury apartment building. Recently opened for occupancy, it features 64 rental units carved from old classrooms, halls and auditoriums. The apartments range from studios to three-bedroom layouts, with ceilings up to 20 feet in height, and blend original details like brick walls, hardwood flooring, vintage doors and chalkboards with high-end modern finishes. This project by developer Morningside and renovation architect Pappageorge Haymes Partners marks a successful adaptive reuse of one of the 50 Chicago Public Schools shuttered in 2013, many of which still await re-purposing. Dwight Perkins designed the school in 1905 in the Arts & Crafts style, and it has recently been granted Chicago Landmark status.