Retreat House wins AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award
WEEKEND RETREAT/ CHURCH - JETT RESIDENCE, Michigan City, Indiana Completion 2008 Complete JDD summer beach home design for a Chicago couple who wanted a compact and sustainable get away from their hectic urban lives. This three level, 1200SF, 2 bedroom , 2 bathroom economical solution to their needs is just minutes walk from Lake Michigan. Natural and local materials offer low environmental impact while blending in within the natural dune landscape beautifully. A shaded roof deck with hot tub offers a cool relation spot in summer and warm whirlpool fun in winter. The complete custom home includes a two story living room and second floor hopper windows for natural ventilation, fireplace and a cantilevered steel stair leading up from the interior to the exterior and up to the roof deck. Bamboo built-ins and kitchen cabinetry compliment the steel stair and catwalk. Custom interior and exterior furniture in collaboration with Lagomorph Design, Chicago.
The Home is featured in the June issue of DWELL Magazine 2011. The home has also been awarded the AIA- American Institute of Architects Small Project Award 2011