That old saw about the cobbler’s children not wearing shoes certainly doesn’t apply to Chicago builder John Barrett. When his family outgrew their townhouse in the city, Barrett decided to build a dream home in Glenview that was every bit as luxurious as the homes he builds for clients. After finding a lot, Barrett and his wife, Jenna, got to work, sifting through thousands of photos of trimwork, flooring, tile and decor they planned to draw from for their new house.
Luckily, they had some help putting it all together in the form of interior designer Rosemary Wormley of Ash Street Interiors. Jenna had seen Wormley’s work on Instagram, and after meeting her, the couple knew she was up to the task. “The most challenging part of this project was going to be working with difficult clients, those clients being ourselves,” Jenna jokes. “We were making changes throughout, up until the last few weeks of the build.”