Hughes Residence

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David Hughes, director of the Charlotte Street Foundation, asked El Dorado to customize his condo in the historic Union Carbide building to accomodate his expansive art collection. Befitting of David’s role as a local cultural leader, the project grew out of creative collaboration with the arts and design community of Kansas City. We worked closely with John O’Brien (owner of the Dolphin gallery), and David himself throughout the design process. Derek Porter Studio developed ambient lighting strategies in response to the abundance of diffuse north sunlight in the condo. Anne Lindberg created a site-specific installation at the entry vestibule and James Woodfill designed and fabricated a pendant lighting system for the dining room. Finally, El Dorado designed and fabricated various custom components for the condo, including a steel fireplace system, a dining table and a built-in desk.
  • 2011
  • Architect
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 2,340 SF


  • Union Carbide, LLC, Rick Powell

Eldo Team

  • Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
  • Project Manager: Chris Burk


  • Lighting Designer: Derek Porter Studio


  • John O’Brien
  • Anne Lindberg
  • James Woodfill


  • 2012 KC Magazine Design Excellence Awards - Art, Gold


Photography by

  • Mike Sinclair


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