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, IL

  • Design: 1997-1998

  • Construction: 1998-1999

  • Design Principal: Thomas L Shafer AIA

  • Project Architect: Ben Gauslin

  • General Contractor: JP 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