Resilient 5 Lot Residence | Chicago
This home is located on an extremely rare five lot parcel in Chicago, overlooking the north branch of the Chicago River. The home was designed as an 'L' to shield the yard from traffic located one block north, to provide strong views to the Chicago River to the west, and to provide access for the solar panels facing due south. An additional 20 panels are on the garage located at the south end of the property.
The clients’ property spanned five of the city’s standard 100-ft.-by-125-ft. lots. More impressively it was at the end of a dead-end street, with a back yard that abutted the recently revitalized Chicago River, with views across the river to a 57-acre city park. The existing suburban-style home on the property was deconstructed for architectural salvage.
The designed plan focused views toward the river and the park beyond. Farmhouse inspiration resulted in a barn-like plan and exterior, complete with a metal diamond pattern clad “silo” turret and a standing-seam metal roof.
+ GREEN FEATURES
Low E Glazing
All LED lighting
Coated Metal Roof
Smart thermostat system
Cement Fiberboard Siding
Timers for all exhaust fans
10.2 kW solar photovoltaic panels
Low and no-VOC materials and finishes
Energy Recovery Ventilator system for fresh air
Operable skylights to enhance natural ventilation
Strategically placed windows for natural daylighting
Sealed combustion direct vent high efficiency fireplace
Separate switchgear to subpanel for emergency power system
Continuous rigid insulation exterior wall rainscreen system
Wired for three Level 2 electric car charging stations in the garage
Ultra high efficiency mini-split air-source heat pump HVAC system, zoned by room