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Private Residence

Madison, WI


A retired couple dreamed of a home fit for their golden years so that limited mobility wouldn't force them to move or renovate.


The tight lot, orientation and grades led to the development of an L-shaped design with living and sleeping wings. The west face has limited windows to ensure privacy and limit solar heat gain while the east face has a court and a large expanse of glass for a strong indoor-outdoor connection.


Low-sloped roofs limit the impact on the neighbors, navigate roof water to appropriate locations and provide shade where needed. A simple, clean mix of materials accent the exterior.

All doors, bathrooms and circulation paths are designed following universal design or ADA guidelines. The lower level is designed for a future caretaker suite.

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