Single Family

Wilderness Escape

 
 

Wilderness Escape

Situated on a 1.5 acre island in the Minnesota wilderness, this 1,684 sf summer home is a quaint and beautifully-crafted retreat.

Custom-made wooden trusses add a unique level of craftsmanship to the vaulted ceilings of the open plan living room. The West-facing sun room provides panoramic lake views set against breathtaking sunset backdrops.

Follow a beautiful stone pathway to find a custom cedar sauna including indoor and outdoor showers within steps of the boat dock.

Also included in the property is a heated tent, gazebo, and sun deck to add to the tranquil feeling of this secluded island.

 
 
 

Location:

Cook, MN


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 1,684 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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North Shore Shingle-Style

 
 

North Shore Shingle-Style

After collaborating on the design of a new summer home for this family, our client asked that we again work together to conceive a new primary residence evoking the same level of architectural significance. Featuring a traditional/classic shingle-style aesthetic, this residence accommodates the family’s everyday needs within two-stories plus a 4,500 sf finished basement and 400 sf, two-car garage.

Through the first floor entry foyer a great room with a grand fireplace and views to the rear terrace creates an axis by which the floor plan evolves. Entertaining comfortably, the kitchen, dining room and sitting area are all organized off the west side of the great room, while the master suite, outfitted with a fireplace, separate closets and master bath, is organized off the east side of the great room.

Three bedrooms with attached full baths and two guest bedrooms are found on the second floor joined by family-oriented spaces including a play area and sitting area.

One more guest bedroom with attached full bath is located on the basement level along with a variety of specialty spaces that meet the needs of this active and growing family. The specialty spaces include a recreation room with a fireplace and bar, a wine cellar and tasting room, a craft room, and children’s play area.

RECOGNITION

Merit Award 2018, Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

 
 
 

Location:

Winnetka, IL


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 12,000 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Lakeside Residence

 
 

Lakeside Residence

By utilizing a mix of natural stone and slate with traditional forms, this lakeside home portrays an elegant, casual architectural character.

The two-story single-family residence features an entry courtyard element, fireplaces throughout the interior, and a gallery-feel at all major hall expanses. The home’s grand living and dining areas on the first floor offer spectacular views of Lake Geneva. With seven bedrooms, a theatre, game room, and an expansive garage, the home is designed with retreat and hospitality in mind.

 
 
 

Location:

Williams Bay, WI


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 12,000 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Modern Sustainability

 
 

Modern Sustainability

The goal of this remodel focused on updates to the interior and exterior of the home that reflect a clean and contemporary feel while creating a deeper sense of family and togetherness. This was achieved through room reconfigurations that lean on the advances of green technologies and sustainable practices. In an effort to respect generational lifestyle and privacy preferences, differing and subtle design solutions were employed.

The resulting design of this 2,000 sf remodel and addition ties seamlessly into the architectural character of the original home. The remodel involved renovating the entire interior and exterior of the home and incorporating new spaces such as a breakfast nook and in-law suite above the two-car garage. The first floor renovation involved modifications for an open floor plan to combine the family room, kitchen, and breakfast nook. Further renovations involved updating the dining room, living room, and study. On the second floor, renovations expanded the master suite and added two new bedrooms.

RECOGNITION

Merit Award 2012, Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

 
 
 

Location:

Evanston, IL


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 2,000 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Lakeside Retreat

 
 

Lakeside Retreat

Perching on the shores of Lake Geneva, this 5,200 sf family home imbues coastal elegance. The leading design criteria for the beachy vacation home located in a charming resort community in Southeast Wisconsin, involved incorporating shingle-style architectural character into a home suited for a growing family. The homeowners desired a lakeside retreat that was casual and inviting.

Special attention was given to instilling intimate qualities and moments within the spacious rooms that allow the family to experience the tranquil feel of a small lakeside home. The color palette, fabrics, wallcoverings, and artwork juxtaposed with coffered and beamed ceilings, tongue-and-grove details, and substantial millwork create a modern twist on the classic beach house by including nods to nautical themes in sophisticated ways.

Housing the kitchen, living area, and dining room, the main floor's great room owes its coziness in part to its materials and its open floor plan. The epitome of family-friendly, the great room provides the homeowners and their children space to relax and comfortably enjoy time together in this tranquil lake setting. The kitchen is highly functional for a family with three young children and who entertain regularly. Wrapped around an island, the free flow of family and guests easily transition to the living and dining areas off the great room.

The exterior of the home outfitted with large windows, detailed trim, and lake-view terraces and porches, is timeless and warmly familiar. The exterior spaces accommodate both formal entertaining and casually spending the day enjoying lake breezes. French doors connect the lake-facing front porch to the great room, while second story balconies off a guest room and the master bedroom take in lake views.

RECOGNITION

Silver Award 2014, Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

 
 
 

Location:

Linn, WI



Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 5,200 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Mid-Century Treehouse

 
 

Mid-Century Treehouse

This single-family residence was originally designed in the 1950’s by famed architect Edward Dart, and is a fine example of Mid-Century modern design. Our efforts involved extensive rehabilitation work and two separate additions to the original home.

Rehabilitation and Phase I addition work maintained much of the essential original interior and exterior character, while expanding living areas, improving energy efficiency, and updating select finishes and mechanical systems. The Phase II addition was a more radical departure from the original structure, dramatically expanding the size of the home while maintaining its integrity through sympathetic, yet dynamic volumes.

RECOGNITION

Gold Award 2010, Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

 
 
 

Location:

Highland Park, IL


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 5,900 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Lakefront Luxury

 
 

Lakefront Luxury

For this single-family home, our clients expressed interest in a design similar to the home featured in the motion picture 'Something's Gotta Give’. The exterior of the home has been carefully designed to reflect the shingle-style our clients desired. The shingle-style is made unique through seamless attention to detail – including bracketed gables, balcony capped bays, stone chimney tops and numerous porches and terraces.

The first floor encompasses an entry foyer, study, sitting room, great room, kitchen, breakfast/dining area, mudroom, laundry, one full bath, one family bath, screened porch, an attached two-car garage with storage bay, and a master suite with separate walk-in closets and master bath. The home features numerous porches on the first floor; some covered and others terraced. The second floor has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a separate family area, and an outdoor porch.


 
 
 

Location:

Linn, WI


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 5,800 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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Contemporary Ribbon

 
 

Contemporary Ribbon

This two story single-family residence is located on a prominent corner parcel close to the village center in a North Shore suburb. It is one of three similarly sized homes on adjacent sites, each with its own unique architectural style. This three bedroom, three and one-half bath home has contemporary exterior features, a combination of masonry and stucco walls, linear fenestration, and flat roofs accentuated by deep overhangs that enhance the structure's linearity.

The main vertical circulation bisect the building, topped with clerestory windows. This ribbon of windows also extends vertically at the rear, beyond the main rectangular mass of the building, where it terminates at the base of the second floor to form two exterior terraces which overlook the rear garden. The detached garage is designed as an integral component of the site composition, both shielding occupants from the street and adding structure to the raised garden terrace. The first floor features a living room, dining room, and kitchen. The second floor includes a master suite with two additional bedrooms. The finished basement has a recreation room and guest bedroom.

RECOGNITION

Merit Award 2009, Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards

 
 
 

Location:

Glencoe, IL


Market:

Single Family


Stats:

Building Size: 2,600 sf


Services:

Architectural Design
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Design

 

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