Highland Park, IL
Perched on a ravine near Lake Michigan, this modest single family residence is designed for empty-nesters. The front façade is held private from the street, while the rear opens up and embraces the ravine with an expanse of floor-to-ceiling glazing. The line between interior and exterior is blurred with operable glass walls, outdoor living rooms, and abundant natural light and ventilation. The interior is an open plan concept, with family, entertaining, and the Master Suite located on the first floor, and remaining bedroom suites on the second floor. The design is modern in massing, but is context appropriate with its use of traditional natural building materials.