We designed and built this house on a very limited budget for
a site near the University of Kansas. The shady street, in the
older university neighborhood, is very active with students, faculty
and staff coming and going from KU. The busy sidewalk, sloped
site, numerous trees and limited budget led to a very simple solution.
The elevated form gives visual and acoustic privacy from the street,
provides covered parking, and minimizes the footprint of the foundation
leaving all of the existing trees in place. Pushing the house
up to the front yard setback maximized the use of the more secluded
realm behind the house. The clients were excited to find an infill site that allowed them to take part in the local schools and participate in the university and neighborhood.