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Lake Shore Drive Residence

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A modern house with modern comforts, and connection to exterior spaces yet maintaining privacy.

The client wanted a comfortable house for a family, and to embrace sustainable building strategies.

The client also desired privacy, plus views of the park and lake beyond.  This was challenging given the prominent site by the park  and the fact that it was situated across from a high rise.


Loft-like Living and Dining Rooms with a full- width bay window allow the park to flow in. By contrast, the house’s private spaces are carved into its sculptural volumes, and nestle in the tree canopy.  A roof terrace behind an angled parapet is strategically hidden from view.
Passive and active sustainable building strategies were integrated, and informed the building’s form and orientation.

Role: Project Architect

Year Completed: 2011 while at Wheeler Kearns Architects

Photographer: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

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