Esther at Clearwater is on the AIA Home Tour this fall in mid-September, so we hope we’ll see you there! Our wonderful client has been living in the home for almost a year. Final touches are rounding into shape, including some exterior details including new landscaping.
We are excited about Lake Michigan Cottage currently in preliminary design. This is one of a series of residential wooded + lakeside retreats from southern Indiana to western Michigan that we have underway in design or construction. This particular bridge-like concept touches the sloping site very lightly and capitalizes on the best views to Lake Michigan. We are really enjoying the rigor/design exploration comparing how nature, program, and personality sculpts each project in a unique way. We’ll be providing project stories in the near future, so please check back for updates!
Midcentury Move In is 95% complete – exterior hardscape, southside privacy fence, exterior painting, porch screens, and landscaping along with some interior odds-and-ends are all that remain. Substantial completion has been achieved (this means the project is available for its intended use). It’s an exciting time on West 81st Street!
We have a lot of projects underway with construction progress to report. This project, New Modern House 3 located in Chicago, is coming along slowly but surely. Original cement board siding has been substituted with brick masonry which is currently in-progress. The original color palette remains intact and the dark colored brick was a nice choice. Please check back for new updates as we try to keep up with all the new project news!
Another great design project is underway for this New Modern Renovation on property bordering Williams Creek. It may as well be a new home, as we are keeping only 20% of the existing house, but working to reclaim as much material as possible, and also integrate as many sustainable design opportunities as is feasible since our client desires a net zero solution. This property abuts Williams Creek but is actually in the Town of Meridian Hills. We look forward to engaging the beautiful site to achieve dramatic views and outdoor space – this view is from the wooded hillside (woods and wildlife not shown) 🙂
New Modern House 3 CMU Walls Completion – HAUS’ new modern house 3 steadily progresses in Indiana Head Park Chicago. Having weathered a brutal winter, things are picking-up speed now. We are looking forward to getting weathered-in and ready to re-engage/refine the interior details/finishes. Check out the project link here. Please check back for updates.
The design proposal for North Meridian Historic District Party Space transforms the backside of this home to make inside-outside connections. The party space is the main driver for this home design, which includes an all new interior, a new rear patio and grill area, a new outdoor pavilion space, and a space for pull-in Airstream/bar. The design concept works to enhance the existing traditional Colonial Revival design elements with a slightly modern interpretation to the rear. This is done by opening the new kitchen space directly to the inside and outside entertainment areas.