Site Size: 9,233 square feet
Project Size: 4,600 square feet (excluding basement)
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
Completion Date: August 2011
Gross square footage: 4,600 SF (above ground).
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Firm Principals: Tom Bader, Dan Wheeler, Registered Architects.
MEP Engineering: IBC Engineering, Dan Croisant, Brian Kuhn
Civil Engineering: JJT Professional Services, LLC, John Talbot
Lighting: Elaine Kilburg
Acoustical: Threshold Acoustics LL, Molly Norris, Carl Giegold
Natural Stone Consultant: Peter J Gergel
General contractor: Sylvester Construction Services, Inc. Woody Aberson, Barry Sylvester
Renderer(s): Matt Troia, Wheeler Kearns Architects
CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autodesk Revit
Moisture barrier: Earth Foam 2000, closed-cell spray foam insulation.
Other cladding unique to this project: see description on Rainscreen
Metal Coping: Great Lakes Art Studio, Evanston IL 60201
Windows & Doors
Wood windows & doors: Metal clad wood windows and doors (natural finish walnut interior, aluminum exterior) – Point Five Windows, Inc. Fort Collins, CO
Paneling: Millwork by Woodlogic Custom Millwork
Floor and wall tile:
Special interior finishes unique to this project:
Wood louvers in Foyer: Custom design by Wheeler Kearns. Fabricated by Woodlogic Custom Millwork
Living Room Fireplace metallic ceramic tile: Urban Archeology
Kitchen backsplash: Ann Sacks Waterglass glass mosaic tile
Foyer Mirror: Custom designed and made by Jordan Goodman, Chicago, IL 312.857.6533
Foyer Lamps: Lika Moore, through Kara Mann, Chicago, IL
Living Room by Stairs- Van wing back chair by Bright Chair Company, Chicago, IL
Living Room by Stairs- ide table by Arteriors, 877-488-8866
Living Room Area Rug - Vintage Patchwork Kilim through J & D Oriental, NY, NY
Living Room Side Table: Custom Bronze Bean Table by Evan Lewis, Chicago IL. 773.539.0402
Living Room Coffee Table - Custom Design walnut table by Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co.