The Roost

Mid-Century tract home reimagined as contemporary retreat

Located in a post-war development in Evanston, Illinois, this late 1940’s tract home was one of fifty built by a single developer. A one and a half story addition envelopes the home to create a modern update to its simple, mid-century form. The expanded first floor, with zero or low-threshold entrances, was created with universal design features that will allow the client to age-in-place. Windows and skylights are placed to maximize daylight and capture specific exterior views while blocking out neighbors. All-electric systems and foam insulation have turned a once leaky home into a modern, adaptable, and climate-friendly building. The original roofline maintains the scale and character of the neighborhood, while the crisp new color palette differentiates it from its neighbors.

Architecture + Interiors:
Semple+Rappe

General Contractor:
Independiente Group

Photography:
John Stoffer, Stoffer Photography

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