Located on a prominent corner in River Oaks that is amain entry-point for residents entering the neighborhood, the lot is characterized by what we termed a “neighborhood tree” on the southwest corner.
The house is inspired by Mediterranean architecture but especially by some of the work of Chicago architect David Adler in Lake Forest, Illinois. We wanted the house to read as a primary block sitting on the corner with attached secondary wings oriented to the garden on the east. The scale of the house suggests the scale of the adjoining neighborhood houses of the 20’s and 30’s.
A cut-stone fronticepiece and parapet makes the corner massing more prominent.