Private Residence


Chicago, Illinois

3 Stories
4,000 GSF

Perched atop a sand dune above Lake Michigan, this vacation home employs nautical imagery and interesting juxtapositions throughout its design. The living areas are composed of two intersecting volumes that are linearly organized parallel to the lake for picturesque views. A 3-story volume, containing the sleeping and study spaces, is set at an angle to accentuate the separate masses. Ribbed steel and plaster ceilings arc above rooms, recalling the form and character of boat construction. Large stone fireplaces bookend the living areas and anchor the home to its natural setting. A richly textured exterior is formed by planes of wood siding, glass, and metal that rise above a dry stack stone plinth. An existing two story deck structure is connected to the home by a bridge and repurposed into additional living space that extends out over the bluff.

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