Burtness Residence
White Heath, Illinois

The rural site for this house slopes away from a low ridge and overlooks an agricultural plain. Client wishes included timber-frame construction and stress-skin panels.

The resulting design consists of a series of building segments paralleling the ridgeline and sharing similar orientations, each reflecting a specific program space. Three primary living spaces are of timber-frame construction, each possessing a unique structural system, while the secondary spaces are contained within the two-story core building.

The additive nature of the design is consistent with the family emphasis of the client and was built to accommodate an evolving, multi-generational household.