Location: Springfield, Missouri (USA)
Scale: 2 acres, Residence
Client: Matt O’Reilly
Design Team: Hufft Projects
Construction Cost: Undisclosed
Scope: Concept Design
This project is a private compound in the center of bustling Springfield, Missouri for a young entrepreneur and his new family. The client had specific goals and design aesthetics in mind related to all aspects of the project.
The house sits 30 feet in grade above the convergence of two small natural tributaries in the heart of the city, and is built into the side of the hillside within the mature hardwood forest. As the owner of high-end retail stores for professional outdoor equipment in the US, the client is hands-on in every aspect of his personal and professional life. We envisioned this compound as his testing grounds for the equipment that he sells, with flexibility in the space to be enjoyed by his family, friends, and various business relationships.
The architect (Hufft Projects) naturally incorporated several forward-thinking and sustainable design aspects into the project, including cisterns and making and effort to maximize energy efficiency at every point in the process.
The project was completed in 2010. 40NORTH provided conceptual and schematic design services for the project, and the owner is following through with most of the design direction we provided.