of this project was to design a house that reflects the building sensibility of the Midwest, yet brings it into a contemporary context. It was meant to be a new, and modern, approach to regional architecture, not emulate or imitate an existing vernacular.
Located on a secluded lot in Oakbrook, Illinois
site, the home incorporates large expanses of glass and exterior terraces to make the most of the landscape’s natural resources (which includes a stream that runs adjacent to the home and abundant wildlife). The u-shaped plan of the building, and the way it is sited, also creates a large yet intimate rear
of this home lend all of its spaces character and individuality.