Situated on a triangular corner site, this all electric, two-story, single-family residence takes its shape from the outline left from a previous home’s foundation.  Its three distinct volumes define public and private interiors, each facing intimate gardens at the building’s perimeter.  The central volume is a double-height space with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize daylight while the two adjacent volumes are the sleeping and study wings. The primary material of the exterior of the home is brick to blend in with the context of this established, Chicago neighborhood.

Our goal for this home was to maximize energy efficiency through basic sustainability principles like optimal window sizing and exposure, PV roof panels and efficient systems throughout.  As a result, an EUI (Energy Use Intensity) of 3 was achieved, making this close to a net-zero home. 

Kenmore Residence

Location: Chicago, IL
Year: September 2022
Size: 4,336 sf

Kenmore Residence


Situated on a triangular corner site, this all electric, two-story, single-family residence takes its shape from the outline left from a previous home’s foundation.  Its three distinct volumes define public and private interiors, each facing intimate gardens at the building’s perimeter.  The central volume is a double-height space with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize daylight while the two adjacent volumes are the sleeping and study wings. The primary material of the exterior of the home is brick to blend in with the context of this established, Chicago neighborhood.

Our goal for this home was to maximize energy efficiency through basic sustainability principles like optimal window sizing and exposure, PV roof panels and efficient systems throughout.  As a result, an EUI (Energy Use Intensity) of 3 was achieved, making this close to a net-zero home. 

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