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Brookforest Residence


Single family home in central Ohio located on a cul-de-sac with the rear yard backing up to a forest preserve


  • Butterfly shaped floor plan
    • Street side stone entry wall on radius of cul-de-sac
    • Rear yard stone wall curves in opposite direction from the entry wall
    • Rear yard curve maximizes main living space views to forest preserve
    • Street side wall curve on secondary spaces blocks cold winter winds
    • Rear yard curve follows the sun for optimal solar exposure and natural ventilation
    • Combined wall curves provide privacy from neighbors
  • Exterior and interior wall layered like stone garden walls to reflect a geologic area permeated by shale outcroppings
  • Located in a subdivision with traditional design guidelines, design provides a dialogue between modern design and typical subdivision track homes
  • Two story steel structure with bridgelike decks protrude from the curved stone exterior wall

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