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725 W. Erie St.
Oak Park, IL
Warda worked for a number of large Chicago firms before establishing her own practice in 1993. Her primary focus is creating homes that function as elegant retreats, often by unifying indoor and outdoor spaces. Warda likes to work with wood, stone, and other natural materials. She recently designed a single-family residence in Oak Park that has a northern California wine-country feel and completed a gut remodel of the 1901 George W. Maher–designed Comiskey Mansion on the South Side. Her work has been featured on HGTV.