Mallinckrodt Penthouse Design Winners

The Mallinckrodt in the Park Penthouse Design Contest announced its five talented winners.

They created designs for the convent, turned college, turned luxury apartment building that was originally built in 1918.

Winners chosen from the Harrington College of Design in downtown Chicago, Nancy Walsh and Hannah Moore, were awarded a $1000 prize, while first runner up, David Thompson received a $500 price and the third place winners, Ann Kendall and Momi Jahn were both given a $250 prize for their unique designs for the building’s 2,952 square-foot, two-story penthouse.

The winning designs by Moore and Walsh featured bold fixtures, lively colors, and modern furniture to create a warm inviting home, with themes of “rejuvenation,” “sun-up” and “sun-set,” which they described as “cycles of the day.”

“Our challenge was to create a concept that didn’t distract from, or disappear behind, the original architecture,” says Moore. “The architecture is exciting, and makes for a unique living space.”

Reuben Warshawsky and David Rosen, co-founders of CLG Realty and co-managers of Mallinckrodt Renaissance LLC, thought of the idea for the design competition after thinking of ways to assist potential buyers visualize what their home could look like. More than 30 different aspiring and professional designers accepted the challenge that was extended to the students and alumni of Harrington School of Design.

There are currently eight homes remaining at the Mallinckrodt in the Park, including the penthouse, whose future buyer will be able to choose whether or not to incorporate the winning student’s design in the finished home. Mallinckrodt in the Park is located at 1041 Ridge Road, just north of Lake Avenue in Wilmette, and is set on a 14-acre landscaped park with walking trails and gardens.