Private Residence

Northern Illinois

This modern single family home sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The front façade is more private from the street, while the rear opens up and embraces the lake views with an expanse of floor-to-ceiling glazing. The ground floor is oriented toward the lake views, with extensive glazing and doorways blurring the line between interior and exterior. The interior spaces flow along the lake façade, with main entertaining and living spaces all giving access to the outdoor courtyards and terraces. The long low mass and deep roof overhangs are inspired by mid-century modern design, while the traditional cladding materials are used in modern ways.