Now & Zen: A Renovated Chicago Flat

In Chicago, a dilapidated red-brick brownstone gets a makeover that blends historic with modern Asian.

To help the open, airy living room retain an intimate scale, architect Mark A. Miller continued the curved balcony inside the home, where it becomes a maple soffit with hidden cove lighting. Ray reconstructed the house’s original window shutter boxes that allow shutters to fold into the wall. Illuminated pedestals in the room display some pieces of Ray’s art glass collection.
Photos by Barry Rustin