The Oak Brook Residence, a single-family home designed by Cordogan, Clark & Associates, is located in a heavily wooded setting. Through use of corner glazing, broad eaves, and asymmetrical massing, the house achieves a feeling of openness that responds to the sun and surrounding views.
Internal spaces freely communicate both horizontally and vertically in the residence. The two-story entrance hall flows into a two-story living room with overlooking second-floor balconies. Intimate family, den, dining, and living spaces flank these more formal spaces.
The layering of these spaces is carefully articulated through an extensive system of horizontal trim, which reads from the interior to the exterior. This organization unifies the detailing throughout, but is used with numerous variations: from the poplar trim and granite accents on the interior to the wrought-iron railings and light sconces on the exterior.