two families seek home to become one
Two families seek home to become one with a desire to unite harmoniously, two families seek home to become one. Our goal is to support individual family member’s needs and indentities, while inspiring opportunities to build new relationships. Some spaces are intended for gathering and interaction, while others serve as personal and private refuge.
On a sprawling lot in a quaint and secluded Highland Park neighborhood, our design draws inspiration from the family’s East coast roots. Their new home features rooms, uniquely designed for each family member. A shingle-style exterior sits atop a solid limestone watertable base (Buechel Stone.) This home enhances the unique fabric and character found within the neighborhood.
A Family Workshop organizes the family’s activities, from crafts, gift wrapping, homework, and much more. It has one of the full baths and facilities to serve the pool laundry needs. The amply sized kitchen with two islands can stand on its own for entertaining or provide support for the rest of the home.
An independent sport court structure was considered as a part of the program. To make better use of the property it was determined to combine this use with another, similarly scaled space. The four-car Garage does double duty as a sport court for the active lifestyle during inclement weather when two families seek home to become one. Outfit for basketball, soccer, and floor hockey, any activity can be enjoyed from the second floor gallery. The lower level offers quiet seclusion for a yoga studio, theater, game room, and wet bar and enough space to comfortably entertain.