Personal Residence Concept

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“The architect who designs for himself has a fool for a client.”-Anonymous

Over the last twenty years or so, I have created about five different designs for my family for a parcel that my wife and I have held for many years. Only one of them partially satisfied me. With our adult children now out of the house, I worked this summer with an intern to create this 960 sf two bedroom house situated on the one remaining  lot adjacent to a large greenspace overlooking Johnson-Tideman park and Johnson Creek.

The design is specific to our needs and addresses the site constraints as well as social concerns related to the neighborhood – turning its back to a neighbor while opening itself to the greenspace.

Further development will simplify the structural and window systems in the design.