Lake house cascading over the edge
The house is a corrective to the increasingly common “McMansion” located on the North Shore and similar neighborhoods across the country. A major goal of this project was to minimize the bulk and impact of the large house on a site overlooking Lake Michigan, Chicago and to mitigate its impact on the site. As a result, architecture firm Peter Gluck and Partners designed a significant portion-guest bedrooms, gym facilities, and utility spaces, is mined into the bluff. These areas are covered with green landscaped lawns and terraces, providing unobstructed views and open areas for recreation. The private areas of the house are located in a simple rectangular form floating above, spanning between the single-story garage and the master bedroom wing. The resulting void below is enclosed in glass and acts as a large loft space containing the living room, dining room, and kitchen.