Green GOOD Design Award Winner | 631 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 view map
ONLY 1 OF 2 HOMES IN THE USA TO WIN THE INTERNATIONAL Green GOOD Design AWARD
SIZE: 4,000 square feet
631 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
We are an architectural studio focusing on design of ultra-efficient eco-friendly dwellings for modern families.
Wilmette is one of the oldest Chicago suburbs located on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The housing stock in Wilmette has a varied and rich tradition from Queen Anne style homes to turn of the century Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. When the owners acquired the lot to design and build a new single family residence, they viewed the lot as a clean palette for a green home expressed through fresh and modern architecture.
The owners desired an open and flexible floor plan as a means to display their art collection, and indoor/outdoor living spaces for the tighter sized lot. The concept of this home incorporates the lush landscaped courtyard as an extension of the study, living, and dining rooms.
Drawing upon their Danish heritage, the owners sought International Style architecture, expressed in a manner of a traditional Danish summer home. Utilizing green technology for their family of 5 was also a major priority. A main design objective was not to hide green technology, but rather express it with new materials.
This international award winning home wonderfully combines traditional style with a modern flair. The home has been featured in national advertising campaigns by ACE Hardware and Crate & Barrel.
Photos by MEGAN CHAFFIN