Oakwood residence

This modern residence in west suburban Chicago is designed for two generations. Set back generously from the street, a glassy main entry connects two garages with the living space. Accessed directly off the front hallway, the second floor accommodates a family of four with a dedicated family room. A common kitchen and living area connects the front of the house with a first floor master suite.

Clerestory windows throughout bring in light while maintaining privacy. The common living area opens out to a sheltered courtyard and pool through sliding glass doors. With a focus on multi-generational living and universal design, the house is sited to offer seamless transitions between the inside and out.