The owners bought a five-acre tract of land in rural horse country northwest of Chicago, Illinois to design and build a ‘family compound’, one that would support their family of seven for years to come. It was vital that the residence was of a quality that would ‘last the test of time and that could be handed down, generation after generation’.

  • Location: Barrington Hills, IL

  • Design: 1999-2001

  • Construction: 2002-2003

  • Design Principal: Thomas L Shafer AIA

  • Project Architect: Scott Crowe AIA

  • Project Team: Brian Malady, Ben Gauslin, Benjamin Zachwieja, Michael Shumacher

  • General Contractor: Windward Builders, Inc.

  • Structural Engineer: Enspect, Inc.

  • Mechanical Engineer: Lehman Design Group, Inc.

  • Landscape Architect: Scott Byron & Company

  • Mechanical Contractor: Continental Engineering

  • Audio/Visual Consultant: Baumeister Audio/Video

  • Photography: Doug Snower Photography