Glasgow Residence
Monticello, Illinois

Built on an infill site among late nineteenth and early twentieth century houses in a National Register Historic District, this house relates to its surroundings in scale and form while clearly differentiating itself from its historic counterparts.

The street to street lot enabled the house to be designed as two linked forms, thereby allowing a modern house with contemporary requirements to be scaled down to closely approximate the size of the neighborhood residences coupled with their carriage houses.

Both front and rear portions of the house utilize steep roof pitches, narrow gables and punched openings in sympathy with the older homes, while the clean lines and the simple use of materials establish the house as a modern expression.