HAROLD FORREST DIETRICH ARCHITECTS
Project name: Marcel Residence
Project location: Deerfield, Ill.
Square footage: 700 (master suite addition only)
Creating a master suite that would provide a strong sense of peace and serves as the homeowners’ refuge and sanctuary was the objective for Harold Forrest Dietrich Architects located in Deerfield, Ill. The homeowners wanted a master suite that would serve as their cottage — a place where they felt they had gone away but never left.
The major challenge for this project was to create an inward-focused and private master suite while ensuring strong connections to the yard and abundant natural lighting. The closets were placed close to the lot line to act as a buffer. Large windows and doors were placed on the inward/patio side. The space was conceived as a loft with the brick walls acting as bookends. The mirrored doors provide rhythm, and the crown moulding creates a layered ceiling.