3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

 3701 S Parnell   Single-Family Home   Location:  Chicago, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   “Transparent Glimpses”  In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.  The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.  The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.  The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.

3701 S Parnell

Single-Family Home
Location: Chicago, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

“Transparent Glimpses”

In this residence, the standard organization of main public levels on the first floor and private bedroom levels on the upper floors was re-envisioned.  Instead, the main public level was pushed to the top floor and designed as an open plan to take advantage of the natural light and city views.  To keep a connection from the main entry to this level, a large gracious foyer and stair atrium was created and extended through all levels of the residence.

The main feature of this residence is the “hidden garden” outdoor space.  It is fully enclosed by the residence to one side and 14 foot walls to its neighbors.

The hidden garden ties together the interior spaces and the 3 story atrium, while enhancing the penetration of natural light into the residence.

The hidden garden is carefully arranged to offer glimpses to by passers on the street.