Site Size: 9,233 square feet
Project Size: 4,600 square feet (excluding basement)
- Hardware (pulls): Chicago Brass, Inc.
- Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Woodlogic Custom Millwork
Program: A wooded corner lot in an urban residential neighborhood offers views of the neighboring park and Lake Michigan. The house occupies just a third of the lot, since the client preferred to leave the property largely intact.
Solution: The house consists of a split-faced limestone base and a double-height glass volume containing the foyer, living room, and dining room. Above that, a wedge-shaped mass, clad in a smooth limestone, accommodates two levels of bedrooms. The house, which is oriented east-west, contains numerous sustainable design elements, including a rain screen, brise-soleil on west-facing windows, and solar panels on the partially sloped roof. It was completed in August 2011.
Wheeler Kearns Architects
343 South Dearborn, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60604