Our greatest wish is working with individual clients to help them realize their personal dreams. Custom tailoring a home around the way any individual or family desires to live can be the greatest challenge and joy we experience as architects.
This is a not-so-little house on the prairie. Just past the end of the Metra Train line, this Hybrid timber frame farm house will be the base for Carriage Horses, Siberian Huskies, and an extensive model railroad.
This suburban, master suit + two guest room house, sits on the back half of a long lot. The house is stretched to kiss the two Side Yard Set Backs and is squeezed between the Front and Rear Yard Setbacks. The project started as an addition to a modest 60’s Cape Cod. The dominate gable roof lines are all that survive of the original cottage. The Teal House is “thin” in order to accommodate standard construction and to provide natural light on two sides of every room, which sometimes makes the house transparent. The house is designed for an Acoustician and a Professor. For the Acoustician, the street façade is arranged as a musical score and the shower wall is tilted. The Professor has his own library and ivory tower escape. A sense of precise simplicity is manifest in the house down to the simple trims and an exemplary paint job.