Pembroke Township welcomes one-of-a-kind home

By Robert Themer

On a very low-volume gravel road in eastern Pembroke Township, hidden from view by trees in full summer dress, stands what is undoubtedly one of the most unusual homes in Kankakee County.

With its unusual “butterfly” roof, designed to capture the most of the sun’s radiant energy possible, it looks like it could have just landed on the site, or might be ready to take off. Its bright yellow exterior adds to the butterfly effect.

The structure is the new home of Barbara Rose and Neil Peck, who were attracted to Pembroke Township through their advocacy of local foods and preservation of natural areas, including Pembroke’s black oak savannas.

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