Oak Park

This house harmonizes architecture with its surrounding natural environment, bringing the outdoors in, while upholding the integrity of the modern style. Designed in collaboration with architect Richard Mann, the layout of the home wraps around century-old oaks, preserving the scenic ecological landscape. Exterior wood and stone create a grounding effect, yet the house remains light and airy. Expansive glass windows blur the line between inside and outside by reflecting light from nearby trees while simultaneously allowing them to become part of the interior view. A staircase displayed in glass draws in the eye, establishing itself as the home’s architectural focal point. Organic materials and glass interact within the open-concept modern interior, seamlessly connecting living spaces and make a striking statement without overwhelming the observer. Photographer: Philip Castleton