Winnetka Carriage House

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Project Description

Functioning as a garage and workshop, this two story structure is built into the side of a ravine. The design intent is to replicate an outbuilding that might have accompanied the historic colonial house that occupies this site on Lake Michigan. A drive meanders up to the house from Sheridan Road at the bottom of the ravine. As the road climbs, the workshop is accessed from the lower level south façade and the garage from the upper level east facade. The west side of the upper level is a gardening workshop and also contains a stair connecting both levels. The carriage house takes advantage of the site not only to allow access to both levels but also to enhance views from the house to the lake, block views of the neighbor’s home and frame and contain the small back yard.


Architect for the project; provided all design work and construction support.


Bruce F. Roth, Architect