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- Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.
- Brad and Karen Lynch
- Consultants C.E. Anderson & Associates (structural)
- Division Residential
- Location Chicago, IL
- General contractor Goldberg General Contracting
The panel praised the thoughtfulness, restraint and attention to detail the architects employed in designing this brick, glass and concrete house. "It looks like it was designed from the inside out, and the exterior is the result," a juror noted. Using traditional materials while bucking tradition, the architects created an unconventional house in a north side Chicago neighborhood. Large glass windows allow plenty of ambient light to penetrate the ground and second floors and connect the indoors with the outdoors. The third floor offers privacy for the family of four. The focus on function and sustainability are evident in the below-grade courtyard and green-roofed garage. The architects' attention to color, material and scale is carried through in their furniture selection: custom-designed furniture mixes with classic pieces, all complementing and not competing with the building's architecture.