This modern design utilizes stone piers to suspend volumes of glass to create the interior spaces, and capture views from throughout the home to connect with the natural beauty of the surrounding wetlands. Inside, wood elements are used to give warmth and contrast to the stone to create a welcoming feel to the spaces. The cantilevered deck and pool provide a unique experience, with a large glass guillotine window wall on a pulley system, raising to connect the with the interior of the house. Green roof decks are incorporated into the flat roof design providing another usable exterior space, while also helping insulate the home. Excess rainwater is collected in cisterns below the home for greywater use. The home is also designed for solar panel and solar hot water heating.
Architectural Design: James McNeal, Rob Hull
Featured in the Midwest Home Magazine in an article titled From Downfall to Rising Tirumph