Beverly Shores Residence

Beverly Shores, Indiana / United States of America


Nestled between the sand dunes of Lake Michigan to the north and a steep wooded terrain to the south, the two-level home opens and connects to both environments. With the shifting sand dunes guiding the topography of the site, the board formed concrete base recedes into the rising woods while the all-glass living room and master suite above becomes a raised platform, or aerie, with views of both breathtaking landscapes. Stacking the home onto two levels not only creates a greater visual and physical connection to both environments, but also allows the house to occupy only 9% of the site, with over 76% remaining as undisturbed dune grass and woodlands.

The aerie's connection to the outdoors is further enhanced by a high, undulating roofline with point supported glass and deep, hemlock-lined overhangs. The cantilevered slab over the lower level floats the living room above the ground plane and enhances the sense of connection to the lake. A shift in the floor plan creates access points to a screened porch and pool terrace on opposite ends of the living room, while carving space to allow existing dunes and trees to remain in place.

Architect of record

Joseph King
Booth Hansen
333 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60661, United States
Phone: 312-869-5000
Fax: 312-869-5099

General contractor

Andy Van Waardenberg
Riis Borg
1010 N Hooker Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60642, United States
Phone: 312-733-7553
Fax: 312-733-5371

Consultant 1

Doug Hoerr
Hoerr Schaudt
850 W Jackson Blvd, suite 800
Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Phone: 312-492-6501
Fax: 312-492-7101

Consultant 2

James Bess
Building Engineering Services, LLC
444 N Wells Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Phone: 312-836-0595
Fax: 312-836-0596

Consultant 3

Rob Diebold
Sowlat Engineers PC
410 S Michigan Avenue, Suite 915
Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Phone: 312-431-1414
Fax: 312-431-1592


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Van Inwegen Digital Arts
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