The design of Northwest Indiana’s Coffou Cottage nurtures its relationship to the surrounding setting of protected meadows and forest, while passively reducing its environmental impact. A red cedar rain screen and operable glass wrap the open interior, while allowing for winter solar gain and natural summer ventilation. At the heart of the home is a large fireplace complete with built-in inglenook for the brutal Midwest winter nights.
2,800 square feet
C.E. Anderson & Associates, Structural
2010 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award – Citation of Merit
2010 Residential Architect Design Award – Custom House
2009 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design – American Architecture Award
2008 Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Award – Honor Award
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