Derby House

No.01Design Approach

Derby House was a fixer upper with a good foundation, nestled in a bucolic equestrian community in the Chicago suburbs. Our two-phase renovation took the home down to the studs and rebuilt it inside and out. The result is a 5,000 square foot residence that capitalizes on the views of the surrounding countryside, and the natural light that pours in through its larger than life windows. The family of five that calls it home is none other than our own Laura Peacock’s, whose extended family on the property includes three horses, eight chickens, a barn cat, and one dapper golden retriever, Welker.

Scope of service

Major Renovation
"My grandparents lived in this town when I was growing up, and I loved spending time here as a kid. Its known for fox hunts and equestrian properties, and my husband and girls' are avid riders. So when it came time to choose a place to settle and create our 'forever home' we knew this was the right fit."

Laura Peacock

No.02Kitchen & Hearth Room

Hearth Room
"One of my favorite things about the house is the ethereal flow of light and space from one room to the next, through these beautiful corridors. The kitchen visually connects all the way to the tack room, as a series of linteled doorways runs the length of the first floor on either side of the 2-story fireplace. That, along with the insanely huge windows, reflect Patrick's [the architect, Moment Design's] masterful ability to make a space feel transportive."

Laura Irion

No.03Dining Room & Entrance Hall

Dining Room

No.04Family Room

No.05Main Bedroom & Bathroom

Primary Bedroom
Primary Bathroom

No.06Laundry, Powder Room, Mudroom & Tack Room

Laundry Room
Powder Room
Mudroom & Tack Room

No.07Office & Kids' Loft

Kids' Loft