OS House

Racine, WI United States

Johnsen Schmaling Architects


Project Description

2011 RADA

Custom /3,000 Square Feet Or Less/ Merit

This house in Wisconsin belies its relatively small size, limited budget, and LEED Platinum certification. Built on an infill lot near Lake Michigan, the home is all space and light with floor-to-ceiling glass and a transparent main level permitting see-through views that connect the street side with the water. The architects cleverly carved outdoor spaces to extend the interior, and detailed the exterior with cement panels and color to create interest. This was “very skillfully done,” summed up one judge.


Project Details

OS House
Shared by:
Project Team:
    Brian Johnsen, Sebastian Schmaling, Principals In Charge / Project Architects.
  • General Contractor: Beggi General Contractors 
  • Interior Designer: Johnsen Schmaling Architects 
  • Landscape Architect: Dan Reidorf 
  • Photography: John J. Macaulay 
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Project Size:
    1,940 sq ft
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Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings: Kohler, www.kohler.com; Bathroom Fixtures: Lacava, www.lacava.com, TOTO USA, www.totousa.com; Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven, and Refrigerator: Jenn-Air, www.jennair.com; Countertops: Caesarstone, www.caesarstone.com; Exterior Siding: CBF, www.cbf11.com; Flooring: Crossville, www.crossvilleinc.com, Teragren, www.teragren.com; Garage Doors: Clopay, www.clopaydoor.com; Hardware: Schlage, www.schlage.com; HVAC Equipment: SummerAire, www.summeraire.com, WaterFurnace, www.waterfurnace.com; Kitchen Fittings and Fixtures: Kohler, www.kohler.com; Lighting Fixtures: Juno Lighting Group, www.junolightinggroup.com; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; Roofing: Johns Manville, www.jm.com; Solar Energy System: Sharp, www.sharpusa.com, Uni-Solar, www.uni-solar.com; Windows: Eagle, www.eaglewindow.com



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