Marks / Gross Residence

Deerfield, IL

[ THE CHALLENGE ]   Add much needed living space to a diminutive cottage style house while maintaining its quiet presense along the street.

[ THE RESPONSE ]   A series of tower-like elements cluster at the back, nearly doubling its size. Living spaces, patio and garden are organized around the curving forms of the kitchen. New second floor bedroom and bath are wrapped with clerestories that bring in light from above.