The Pride of Frank Lloyd Wright
The First Annual Traditional Building Design Challenge took place during the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference in Chicago, April 2006 at Chicago's famous Navy Pier.
Design a "new old" house for one of Oak Park's three nationally recognized historic districts:The Ridgeland/Oak Park Historic District, the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School of Architecture Historic District, and the Gunderson Historic District. Some common styles within these districts are: American 4-Square, Prairie Style, Bungalow and Victorian.
Recommended Era: 1880-1920.
The site is a 50 foot wide by 125 foot deep rectangular interior lot with an alleyway at the rear.
The site is located in an R3 Single Familiy District (See Oak Park Zoning Regulations). The average front set back of adjacent lots is not more than 20 feet. Building set backs, total square footages, and lot coverage must be calculated and listed as a part of the submission. Conformity with the community regulations is required. You may choose to locate your site in either of the three districts within the Village.
Function and Scope Design for upper-middle income neighborhood. The clients are a recently retired couple with family that visits from time to time and they enjoy entertaining at home.
Square Footage: 2200 to 2800 square feet of heated space
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3rd Place (tie)