Wood House

Chicago, Illinois

2013

Designing this Chicago residence was an exercise in creating a sense of privacy within an urban neighborhood while providing an abundance of open, bright space. The first floor is defined by articulated and clear views, connecting the landscape in front to the courtyard in back. The second floor has private spaces with northern and eastern light, appropriate for comfortable sleeping. The third floor provides solitude for working and adjacent outdoor areas of repose that encompass views over the courtyard, the neighborhood, and to the city skyline. Together, they comprise a rational and inspiring response to urban living.

Project Type

Residence

SIZE

5,350 square feet

CONTRACTOR

Goldberg General Contracting

CONSULTANTS

Coen + Partners, Landscape Architect
Goodfriend Magruder, Structural
Moshe Calamaro & Associates, Civil 
AA Service Company, Mechanical 

AWARDS

2018 AIA Chicago Divine Detail Award – Honor Award
2015 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award – Honor Award
2014 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design – American Architecture Award
2014 Residential Architect Design Award – Citation

PUBLICATIONS

Kunz, Gerold. “A City is Established.” Modulør, 2017.
“Wood House.” Architecture & Culture: House with Brick, May 2015.
Libby, Brian. “Urban Oasis,” Luxe Interiors + Design, Summer 2014.
“Madeira Urbana.” Revista Décor, June 2014.
Bey, Lee. “Wood House.” Residential Architect, November/December 2013.
Architectural Record Featured Houses, December 2013.
Domus Online, January 2014.
Design Exchange, January 28, 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher Barrett