Wolcott Residence

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

Silver & Zinc

For this residence, natural light and continued spatial flow was vital for its narrow urban location. Allowing natural light to penetrate the interiors of the residence while providing privacy was essential.

The solution was to create open, fluid interior spaces with openings on the southern side for directing daylight. The exteriors material palette of cast-in-place concrete and vertical ebony zinc panels counters the lightness of the interior spaces. In some instances the exterior finishes find their way to the interiors, blurring the lines between the two.

The residences roof consists of a private office overlooking a fully landscaped green roof environment. Added to this are large solar panels located on the upper roof, slightly out of sight from the street to keep in scale with the neighborhood. These important elements are part of a list of features that gave this residence a Silver Certification form LEED For Homes.

Architect of record

Mark Peters
Studio Dwell Architects
1135 N. California Ave.
Chicago, Il 60622, United States
Phone: 773-489-9200

General contractor

Bill Rairigh
WR Design + Build
945 N. Wolcott
Chicago, Il 60622, USA
Phone: 312.802.7288

Consultant 1

Julie deLeon
Groundworks Design
2335 W. Thomas St
Chicago, Il 60622, USA
Phone: 312-379-9277


Marty Peters
Marty Peters Photography
3055 S. Wentworth
Milwaukee, WI 53207, USA
Phone: 414-241-8240