Naperville Private Residence

The existing landscape was original to the home, which was built in 2008. The functional expectations of the Client were cooking, dining and relaxation in a private setting.

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The design intent was to create programmed exterior rooms that mirrored the interior room functions, so as to create a seamless indoor to outdoor transition. We designed three separate patios with non-formal stepper paths to achieve the functions of cooking/dining, lounging/relaxation and privacy. Unifying elements of wood, pavers and natural stone were introduced to all three spaces to give a feeling of cohesion.

We located the outdoor kitchen on the north side. It was positioned so as to allow for interaction between cook and guests. The south wall of the island was raised and finished with a separate granite top for barstool seating. An overhead pergola with lattice wall was installed for shade, privacy and space definition. Main dining was laid out immediately south of the island for functionality and close proximity to main door.