Private Residence : Practice LLC

This 2900 square foot residence is located in rural Ohio. The site consists of an open field, surrounded by woodlands on three sides and a large pond to the west. A busy interstate highway is directly opposite the property on the other side of the pond. While water views were desired from the house, the view of the interstate was to be avoided, as well as the noise it generates. A heavy masonry wall becomes the primary gesture of the house, blocking both the vision and noise of the interstate while focusing sightlines towards an unaffected view of the interior corner of the pond. The massing of the house is a simple clad volume which abuts the masonry wall. The corner of the volume is inset with an expanse of windows, providing views from the double-height living space.

Project completed in the spring of 2012.

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Site Plan Diagram
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Lower Level Floor Plan
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Main Level Floor Plan
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Upper Level Floor Plan