Private Residence Galena, IL

This 6,000 square foot house is built on a wooded site in rural Jo Daviess County.  The house’s wings spread out and engage the site so that most of the rooms have three walls of natural light.  The first floor steps down the site allowing the living spaces in the rear to connect directly with the forest floor. The exterior brick transitions to the interior at the entry tower with the goal of unifying the entire building.