Embodying contemporary style with traditional and contextual materials.

Seigle House
Harry and Susan Seigle
Chicago, IL

This three-story 8,700-sf private residence is situated on a corner lot in the historic Old Town neighborhood of Chicago.

A one-story high limestone wall surrounding the entire site creates a plinth for the upper two stories, which appear to float above the plinth and are separated from it by a glass clerestory. The plinth houses entertaining functions while the private quarters are on the upper floors. The interior of the house is organized around a grand stairway built of solid mahogany linking all of the floors and continuing up to a roof deck.

The upper floors are clad in red and orange strips of terra cotta. Combined with the limestone, these materials relate to the traditional materials of the neighborhood while the design maintains a contemporary style. Interior materials include travertine floors and primavera wood paneling.


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