Private Residences

Lake Michigan Beach House
Winnetka, IL

A beach house located at the bottom of a steep bluff in the backyard of a residence on a spectacular site overlooking Lake Michigan. Designed with the landscape architects to be a discreet structure integrated into the landscape design by exposing only the lakeside elevation with the remainder of the structure imbedded in the bluff with an extensive green roof system covering the entire rooftop. The materials and forms are complimentary to the architectural language of the site and and the existing home.

Sweeping curved forms create a beachfront retreat for the family to enjoy and entertain with a large expanse of Ipe wood deck, a Family Room, a full gourmet Kitchen, a Bathroom and a large Garage for beach toys and vehicles. An operable panel window wall system that spans across the entire living space allows the interior space to be completely opened up to the exterior landscape.



Interior Design: Kathy Taslitz Interiors

Structural Engineering: Robert L. Miller Associates

MEP Engineering: Building Engineering Systems

General Contractor: Tip Top Builders, Inc.

Landscape Design/Construction: Scott Byron and Co., Inc.