The heritage oak tree was nestled into a courtyard area with a raised deck to protect the root system. Eaves were 48" deep and tight to the window headers. Ribbon windows pay homage to the Prairie style as well as the strong horizontal lines of the roof fascia and hip roofs.
Courtyard surrounding existing large oak.
The immense glass block wall at the back of the courtyard contains the master bath shower. The shower is entered from two sides and steps down from the main floor. Additional traditional windows provide ventilation.
Entry walk to front door
A skylight over the front porch brings light into the deep recess. Stone planters assist in accentuating the horizontal lines of the home while the traditional cast concrete planters pay homage to the Prairie style.
View toward Entry and upper gallery.
The floor plan is basically a split level with the kitchen, dining room, and two guest rooms with bath located on the slightly higher level. This level sits over the garage below. Above this level is the recreation room that overlooks the Great Room. Detailing is simple but elegant and again, pays homage to the classic Prairie influence.
View of stair to Recreation Room upstairs
A clearer view of the elegant detailing. Interior stone planters relate the inside to the outside spaces.
View of Dining Room from Great Room.
The Dining Room is an intimate interior space that focuses all attention on personal interaction with family and guests. The highly detailed ceiling "floats" over the table and built-in cabinetry contribute to a room rich in detailing.
Detail of clerestory windows and fireplace.
Additional view of the horizontal detailing typical throughout the home. The clerestory glass continue the "ribbon" stye of Prairie design and contribute to the floating or hovering roof aesthetic.
View of fireplace from Recreation Room.
The massive stone fireplace (wood burning) provides the central mass for the home and anchors the main floor. The recreation room overlooks the Great Room bringing both the spaces together.
Fireplace and metal mantle.
A closer look at the metal mantle that "floats" over the fireplace opening and is backlit to further accentuate the stone. The cantilevered hearth is poured-in-place concrete with a smooth polished faux finish by local artisans.
View of pool at rear yard.
The swimming pool utilizes the stone used throughout the project (Serrano stone). The smooth water weir adds an elegant touch that can be enjoyed from the Great Room, Master Bedroom, and Kitchen.