This single family residence, The Seigle House designed by Lohan Anderson in the Lincoln Park community, north of downtown Chicago, United States. The house design displays elegant modernism with contextual harmony, occupies two typical city lots and was designed for a couple with grown children who regularly visit and stay with their parents. Both in massing and exterior colours, the house consciously relates to the predominant neighborhood context of brick and stone residences. Its exterior façade is made of limestone on the ground floor and an innovative terra-cotta cladding on the upper floors. The familiar colours and textures of these materials harmoniously complement the residential character of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The ground floor, the garage and the front and back yards are enclosed by a continuous stone wall. The volume of the upper two floors appears to be floating above the ground floor being separated by a continuous band of clerestory glass. A small penthouse addition on the roof provides access to a deck which one can view the city’s downtown skyline. All of the four levels are connected by a grand staircase that is visible from the outside through a monumental four story high window on the north elevation.