Shutter Residence

LOCATION: Birmingham, MI | YEAR: 2007-2010


The architects created a “Zen boathouse” aesthetic through the careful use of woods and references to traditional Japanese architecture and construction. A 250-foot addition on top of the garage completes a newly unified exterior. The street-facing façade incorporates cedar plank shiplap siding and aluminum-framed glass garage panels on the ground floor, separated by rough-hewn Douglas fir beams. The shuttered porch serves as an interstitial space between the exterior and the private areas of the master suite. The mix of woods, horizontal orientation, and custom shutters contribute to the boathouse feeling. This aesthetic is extended into the landscape with carefully placed boulders within a trimmed and lush setting.


2013 AIA MICHIGAN HONOR AWARD

2013 AIA DETROIT HONOR AWARD

2012 DETROIT HOME AWARDS

2011 DETROIT HOME AWARDS

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