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A Sparkling Remodel Revitalizes a 1974 Home That Twists Like a Corkscrew

Photo Dave Burk © SOM

In 1974, architect Walter Netsch, a design partner at Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), completed his own home on a corner in Chicago’s Old Town. The simple exterior form—a brick box with a triangular protrusion—conceals a complex, multilevel interior informed by an approach Netsch called "field theory."


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