House on the Prairie

Having previously resided in a home tucked deep in the woods, this particular client came to us with one main request – to design them a home that would take in copious amounts of natural light on all sides.

Thus, on a prairie lot that boasted expansive views extending across a shallow valley, we opted to design a somewhat unconventional residence. With the goal of giving the home the appearance of a ‘micro-farm’ on the prairie, we broke apart the program into a residence and support structures. While the main level would accommodate everything the clients needed for daily living, the lower level would allow them to indulge in their personal passions of keeping a horse on-site, as well as collecting and maintaining classic automobiles.

Photography: David Bader