LaPorte County, Indiana
Size: 2,700 sf
Category: Single-Family Residential
Services: Architecture, Interiors, Master-Planning
Jason Nuttelman, Jose C. Garcia, Islam Aljabary, & Emily Wilson
This 2,700sf guesthouse complements a main house compound located on a 5-acre farmstead in rural northwest Indiana. Nestled against a treeline overlooking an alfalfa field and the main house, the guesthouse is composed of three elemental shed volumes:
The bedroom wing, the fitness and entertainment wing + the garage wing. Inspired by local shed vernacular, these three volumes share a simple gabled roof profile, linked by glass gasket connections. These pure forms have been carefully oriented together on the site to maximize daylight and views to nature, while providing visual connections to the main house and privacy for guest spaces.
The pitched roof architecture is fully expressed on the interiors through a continuous wood-clad vaulted ceiling.
Private spaces such as the 2 bedrooms and bathroom are expressed as solid white volumes that punctuate the expansive vaulted space. The resulting interior space offers a warm natural material palette that differs from the framed views to nature.