The Cascade House is a lakeside residence designed designed by New York architecture firm Peter Gluck and Partners.
Built in 2010, the three story single family home is located in Chicago, Michigan.
“From its front drive, all one sees is a stack of two glass boxes: one transparent, one translucent.
The rest of this home—true to its name—drops out of view, gently terracing down toward the waters of Lake Michigan.”
Read more about the Cascade House at Architectural Digest
Cascade House by Peter Gluck and Partners:
“This house is a corrective to the increasingly common “McMansion” located on the North Shore and similar neighborhoods across the country. A major goal of this project was to minimize the bulk and impact of this large house on a site overlooking Lake Michigan and to mitigate its impact on the site. As a result, a significant portion—guest bedrooms, gym facilities, and utility spaces—is mined into the bluff. These areas are covered with green landscaped lawns and terraces, providing unobstructed views and open areas for recreation.
The private areas of the house are located in a simple rectangular form floating above, spanning between the single-story garage and master bedroom wing. The resulting void below is enclosed in glass and acts as a large loft space containing the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
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