THE CONCEPT STORY BEHIND THE DESIGN
THE CONCEPT STORY BEHIND THE DESIGN
Who is he?
Dr.JD was born in 1977 in Boston, Mass to an established, prominent family. As a young man, he had dreams of attending Yale University, specifically being accepted into their biotechnology program. Along with a passion for genetic manipulation he also had a knack for origami and creating intricate creations from paper.
What has he accomplished?
In 1995 at the age of 18, after years of hard work he was accepted for early admission to Yale University into the Biotechnology program. During his studies, his hobby for origami began to manifest into a breakthrough concept. After years of testing and perfecting, he founded a major MIT Technology of ingestible origami robots that perform stereotactic brain biopsies and microscopic surgeries. It was a huge success, with recognized accolades from the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and he received an Innovator Award.
How does he live?
After spending years working on the east coast, Dr.JD turned his attention to the midwest specifically Chicago. With his new found success, he wanted to find a home that not only provided him with luxurious space and comfort but also one that had the potential to be a place of innovation and creativity.
Vista is the perfect location for Dr.JD as it’s in the heart of Chicago and near major hospitals and medical universities. As a bachelor, this location is perfect for nightlife with a never-ending supply of entertainment and great restaurants.
WHAT MAKES THIS THE ULTIMATE BACHELOR PAD?
DRIVE-IN MOVIE AREA
There is something to be said about watching a movie on your own personal drop down screen while sitting in a vintage 1955 Porsche Spyder.
No one can deny the aesthetic appeal of a koi pond. Peaceful visual elements combine with the meditative sounds of water to help relax and reduce any negative feelings.
Open ultra-contemporary modern feel of custom designed floating stairs that add an eye-popping accent piece to overall design.
A multi-purpose environment has been designed so our bachelor can equally spend his time, both personally and professionally, in a breath-taking elegant setting. Space is sectioned so that the minute he walks through the front door, he can turn left and enjoy the ‘personal mode’ of his space, or turn right and move into ‘professional mode’. The apartment functions to reflect the day and night versions of his personal and professional life.
To the left… As one steps into the living room, the first space they encounter is an incredible drive-in movie theatre with a fully remote-controlled interface. Our bachelor can cozy up with a bucket of popcorn in the front seat of this vintage 1955 Porsche Spyder (just like James Dean). Guests can also enjoy the movie in one of the lounge chairs by Aston Martin (well-known for designing the iconic cars for eternal bachelor, James Bond.)
CUSTOM CONSTELLATION LIGHTING CONFIGURATION
A lighting configuration made up of both circular and square heads. The square heads depict the stars that make up three major constellations, while the circular heads show other stars which shine less brightly. Each constellation depicted represents an important human quality.
LOCATION: Above the drive-in movie theatre.
SYMBOL: One of the largest and most well-known constellations. Represents the water-bearer, a symbol of eternal youth and renewal.
LOCATION: Above the dining table.
SYMBOL: Known to be the thunderbolt carrier for Zeus – making the constellation a symbol of power and strength.
LOCATION: Above the kitchen area.
SYMBOL: Ares depicts the Ram. In Greek Mythology, the Ram represents kingship and authority.
This exquisite kitchen is designed to provide a 360° view of the Chicago skyline and allows one to entertain guests in an open plan. Whether our bachelor is mixing drinks or cooking dinner, he can engage his guests in conversation while having the city as his backdrop. The adjacent family room is casual for daily life, but still upscale enough to be used for entertaining guests.
The Master Suite is a robust combination of energy, romance, and recharging. The fitness room is designed to accommodate meditation and suspension yoga but also includes space to engage in energetic fitness training. Our bachelor needs a variety of solutions for his weekly health and fitness regime. In the bedroom, the bed is positioned so that it is facing outwards towards Chicago’s skyline. The moment our bachelor opens his eyes, he is greeted with a beds-eye view of the iconic city. Dapper black leather chairs are placed in a small reading area so he can relax in style. The Master bathroom includes a generous two-person shower while providing much-needed relaxation in a quiet soaking tub that overlooks the city.
To the right… Taking a right turn after entering the unit brings our bachelor and guests to a space designed with a more professional use in mind. The right half contains a large area to be used as a boardroom/ meeting room, with tables that can extend to seat 6-8 people.
This professional space also includes several smaller areas by the fireplace, which can be used to facilitate one-on-one conversations. A touch-screen TV center, which is fabulous as an information display during the work day, can also be used to provide multiple viewing options for guests when entertaining. During the night, our bachelor can host high-stakes poker games while viewing multiple sports games simultaneously. The finishes were chosen for the walls and furniture illustrate his soft, edgy and highly-intellectual personality.
PERSONAL DJ BOOTH
This personal DJ Booth, featuring high-end audio components, provides the soundtrack for everything from wild late-night parties to quiet evenings spent listening to old favorites. A music lover’s dream.
CHAMPAGNE FIRE… WATER…FOUNTAIN
On the far wall, we have a custom designed waterfall, fireplace, champagne bar combination, flanked by two backlit onyx walls. These elements all come together to create a truly unique and breathtaking statement. Relax by the fire with a glass of champagne in hand – you’ve earned it.
DAY TO NIGHT
This multi-purpose area breaks down the barriers between a casual mid-day lunch meeting, and a cocktail hour turned late-night party.
Upstairs… The second level is replete with unique entertainment opportunities for both personal and professional lives. We have provided a wide open space where our bachelor can host a gathering of people and easily have it catered. The upstairs bar/kitchen area is designed to host a hibachi chef to cook for all of our bachelor’s guests- day or night! A virtual reality room is a highlight: our bachelor can host a VR presentation for business or personal guests. And for the late, late nights, a DJ booth can spark an impromptu dance party.
The real centerpiece of the room is a feature wall of water /fire/champagne. This custom-designed waterfall/fireplace/champagne fountain is visually striking and serves to create an inviting and comfortable environment. The waterfall feature makes guests feel relaxed, and the fire component makes them feel warm and welcome. Hidden behind layers of water and fire is a multiple port champagne fountain. Having a variety of champagne brands on tap will make anyone feel special! This wall is flanked by two backlit onyx walls
accented with artwork from the bachelor’s favorite gallery.