There is nothing more satisfying than seeing our client’s reaction when first walking through their home. At the age of twelve, I knew designing and building homes would be my life’s passion.
My firm, A. Perry Homes, focuses on providing an engaging, personalized, professional service to our clients. My goal is to provide the very best in design based on each family's goals and taste while making the client's experience fun and interactive for that client. I have hired, trained and collaborated with this team for over 20 years.
I have traveled extensively throughout Europe in order to study architectural details of historical buildings. Many of the details you see in my designs are authentic representations of actual buildings in Europe. Some details are real pieces brought over from the places I have traveled. Others are inspired by the images of the many buildings I have seen or visited. I love to study buildings and spaces to see how they make people feel, how well they work for the people they were designed for, and what makes them a success. A building should not only be beautiful, it should fit the client well. There should be the right-sized space for every need, perfectly designed, with wonderful materials and incredible craftsmanship.
As a licensed architect with over 30 years of architectural and construction experience, my background includes both new construction and remodeling. I've designed and built luxury custom homes, condominiums, historical restorations, remodels, restaurants, shopping centers, and commercial buildings. I have been the design architect on 400+ homes, exceeding $600 million in construction costs. I have been honored to win more awards than any other Architect in the Midwest and was a featured speaker for years at the National Custom Builder Conference and the National Remodeler's conference. My work has appeared on NBC-TV, ABC-TV, WGN-TV, HGTV, and WTTW-TV (PBS) and been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers. My designs have been published in several national magazines including Luxe, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens and many trade journals.
I have always felt it important to contribute more than my work, so I am involved with a number of organizations that focus on improving the lives of others. Currently, I am the chairman of the board for Northwestern Settlement. Their mission is nurturing, educating, and inspiring children and families in Chicago, breaking the cycle of poverty. Understanding the need to preserve and conserve resources for future generations, I design earth-friendly buildings that use reclaimed materials, utilize sensitive siting and limit or conserve nonrenewable resources. Our new studio has organic rooftop gardens that provide healthy vegetables for our neighbors, employees and non-profits.
I split my time in Key Largo, Florida, Washington D.C. and Wilmette, IL. I am working on projects in our South Florida office that include custom homes in the Ocean Reef Club. The south Florida market offers opportunities for us to continue working with our past clients since it's a popular retirement destination. Our Washington D.C. Office is located to service the luxury markets of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Our Wilmette offices serve the entire Midwest and keeps me close to my granddaughter, Maya, who is featured in our advertising.
My clients experience my passion for design. When I design for you, you will be engaged in a fun, personal, artistic process to ensure your home fits you well. You deserve no less.