THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS
HOUSE FOR AN ART COLLECTOR
House for an Art Collector
House for an Art Collector is a simple, modern residence in Glencoe, Illinois conceived as an effortless collage of planes, volumes, colors, and textures. The house is a composition of materials—glass, stucco, lead-coated copper, and mahogany—that define two building volumes and an interstitial space.
Location: Glencoe, Illinois
Design: 1997 - 1998
Construction: 1998 - 1999
Design Principal: Thomas L Shafer AIA
Project Architect: Ben Gauslin
General Contractor: J. P. Teschky, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Barry A Goldberg & Co.
Mechanical Engineer: Fox Valley Engineering
Audio / Visual Consultant: Howard Swimmer
Landscaping Consultant: The Klaus Schmechtig Company
Photography: William Kildow Photography