The defining characteristic of this house is its contextual responsiveness. While contemporary in expression, it relates to its Lincoln Square location in a number of ways. Its scale aligns with the surrounding century-old houses. The generous front porch repeats a common detail of the block and serves as a spot to hangout and socialize with neighbors. The exterior’s board and batten siding was inspired by the wood cladding of other frame houses in the district.

While the site had many advantages, one contextual constraint was the pair of large houses that hug the property. These structures prompted the pulling of sunlight into the interior in innovative ways without compromising privacy. An exterior atrium cuts into the core of the house bringing light into what normally would be its darkest parts. The atrium footprint is evoked in a double height space that houses the staircase and it is topped with a series of skylights that flood the space with light on even the cloudiest of days. Clerestory windows appear at multiple locations including on the west side of the kitchen where they perfectly frame the view of a large birch tree and provide a wash of light along the surface of the ceiling at sunset. A slight tinting on the south facing windows minimizes solar heat gain at the back of the house while the same tint on the street facing windows enhances privacy.

Despite the expanses of glass, the house far surpasses energy standards due to a number of features. A carefully calibrated mix of seven types of insulation optimizes thermal performance. Motorized dampers reduce energy costs and increase comfort. The neighborhood, with its direct links to public transportation, plethora of services, and its extreme walkability embraces the best aspects of urban living.

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Modern home with Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Coffee Tables, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, End Tables, Ceiling Lighting, and Chair. Photo  of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Photo 2 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Outdoor, Walkways, Garden, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Raised Planters, Back Yard, Landscape Lighting, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Concrete Fences, Wall, Gardens, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Retaining Fences, Wall, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 3 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Coffee Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, and End Tables. Photo 4 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Dining Room, Floor Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Table, Shelves, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Bar, Recessed Lighting, and Storage. Photo 5 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, Wood Tread, and Wood Railing. Photo 6 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Kitchen, Cooktops, Light Hardwood Floor, Ice Maker, Wall Oven, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, White Cabinet, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Cabinet, Range, Range Hood, Accent Lighting, Marble Counter, Pendant Lighting, Microwave, Dishwasher, Undermount Sink, and Refrigerator. Photo 7 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Living Room, Bookcase, End Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Sectional, Coffee Tables, Accent Lighting, Ottomans, Light Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Ribbon Fireplace, Chair, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Photo 8 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Night Stands, Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Bench, Storage, Accent Lighting, Table Lighting, and Shelves. Photo 9 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Floor, Undermount Tub, Alcove Tub, Wall Lighting, Undermount Sink, Ceramic Tile Wall, Whirlpool Tub, and Marble Counter. Photo 10 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, Wood Railing, and Metal Railing. Photo 11 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Wood Cabinet. Photo 12 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Outdoor, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 13 of Eastwood Residence
Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, and Glass Siding Material. Photo 14 of Eastwood Residence
Photographer
  • Cynthia Lynn and Tony Soluri

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 5
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 4600
  • Lot Size
  • 4700
  • Smart Home Tech
  • Google Home
  • Press