Private Residence Galena, IL

The client program called for a 3-bedroom home with limestone and a “tree house”.  The house is organized around a 132 feet long by 13’ feet high limestone wall which begins outside one end of the house, runs directly through the middle of the house and exits the house on the other end. This allows the stone to be experienced by the occupant on the interior as well as the exterior of the house.  The wall acts as a physical and visual anchor for the home while also acting as a horizontal counterpoint to the verticality of the tower.