This home was designed as a minimalist sanctuary for a small professional family. The key space in the design is a centrally located sparsely furnished two-story living space. The exposed steel stairwell is supported on one side by a rough masonry wall, but is otherwise floating around two complete sides of glass and a glass roof. Sunlight around noon grazes the brickwork to create an astonishing pattern of light and shadow.
The majority of the first floor doors are concealed to provide the appearance of an open, flowing space. The ‘door’ connecting the client’s office to the great space is actually an operable vertically oriented wall mounted garage door, complete with an exposed motor drive – the door panels are translucent panels, which simultaneously provide a sense of enclosure and a connection into the adjacent space.
High efficiency HVAC zoned systems
Cement fiberboard panel siding
HRV air-to-air heat exchangers
Solar thermal panels
Zoned radiant floors
Kipnis Architecture + Planning | 1642 Payne Street Evanston
IL 60201 | 847-864-9650 | email@example.com