Mural Door Installation

Urbana, IL Local mural artist, Glen C. Davies, was commissioned to paint both sides of this new front entry door that we had the honor of providing and installing. Nothing but love for you Glen!

Mural Door by Glen C. Davies, installation by New Prairie Construction Co.

Tudor Revival Garage

Urbana, IL Close property lines and the roots of a neighboring tree were no problem, thanks to special zoning regulations and a careful foundation crew. The original, undersized, and nearly 100-year-old garage was replaced with a larger, more functional structure which has a façade designed to echo the stucco and exposed timber look of the […]

A gargage construction project, designed to match the existing tudor house.

Back Yard Shed

Urbana, IL Prefabricated sheds can be a convenient way to add storage space to your property.  Due to a few pre-existing conditions, the most economical (and fun) way to get this shed into place was by lifting it up and over the existing house, and setting it down onto the prepared base. If you’re looking […]

A pre-fabricated shed was placed in site by lifting it up and over the existing house, and setting it down onto the prepared base.

Back Entry Remodel

Urbana, IL Multiple floor levels, lack of natural light and mixed materials from various additions made this back entryway difficult to navigate and visually disparate. The existing built-ins were given a face lift, but the rest of this space needed extensive surgery. The new back door with transom and sidelight now opens into a light […]

Home back entry remodel with transom and sidelight, light filled foyer with heated ceramic floor tiles, hand blown glass pendants, and custom accessories.

The Lincoln Tree

Urbana, IL Town lore has it that Abraham Lincoln had this Austrian pine planted to replace one he damaged with a carriage while visiting his friend Thomson R. Webber, one of the founding fathers of Urbana. When the tree died we carefully removed it and had it milled into beautiful boards.

Austrian pine tree in front yard of straw bale house

Runaround Sue: 1961 Airstream Remodel

This 22-foot Airstream Safari got a complete remodel including lots of storage, couch and table top that convert to beds, composting toilet, kitchenette, and solar panels that power the water heater, furnace, refrigerator, fans, and most of the lighting.

Vintage Airstream remodel

Urbana Straw Bale House

Urbana, IL *Traditional Construction Heritage Award Winner* This lovely stuccoed and plastered house boasts many unique features in addition to its straw bale building blocks. Sustainably-harvested wild cherry windowsills, century-old salvaged maple flooring, and gorgeous panel doors from the University of Illinois’ Harker Hall make for a beautiful and environmentally-friendly home. Lime plaster and clay […]

Urbana straw bale house and front garden built by general contractor New Prairie Construction

Unique Projects

We love to take on challenging, unique construction projects. Take a look at the projects below and start dreaming up your next custom construction project!

Custom Airstream renovation project by New Prairie Construction