The selected site for this Scottish-inspired home, overlooking an expansive golf course, park, and lake, was rich with potential for views of the landscape. An arrangement of simple building forms and corresponding courtyards provides discrete public and private areas, without resulting in an overly-imposing building. The orientation of each segment of the home optimizes expansive views of the Midwest landscape.

To accommodate occasional large parties, provide for circulation, and replace the often-neglected formal living room, Booth Hansen created a large central hall that is the focus of activity. The master bedroom wing enjoys a secret garden at ground level. The second level contains an office and two guest rooms. Booth Hansen combined textured white stucco and black slate roofs in the design to echo Scottish vernacular buildings, signifying the client’s passion for golf.

Wheaton Residence

Type: Single-Family
Location: Wheaton, IL
Client: Private
Year: 1997
Size: 6,950 SF
Status: Built

Wheaton Residence


The selected site for this Scottish-inspired home, overlooking an expansive golf course, park, and lake, was rich with potential for views of the landscape. An arrangement of simple building forms and corresponding courtyards provides discrete public and private areas, without resulting in an overly-imposing building. The orientation of each segment of the home optimizes expansive views of the Midwest landscape.

To accommodate occasional large parties, provide for circulation, and replace the often-neglected formal living room, Booth Hansen created a large central hall that is the focus of activity. The master bedroom wing enjoys a secret garden at ground level. The second level contains an office and two guest rooms. Booth Hansen combined textured white stucco and black slate roofs in the design to echo Scottish vernacular buildings, signifying the client’s passion for golf.

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