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Thank you, Better for including us in your feature “Dream Team: Glencoe Residents Team Up With Scott Simpson Design + Build Again to Bring Their Vision to Life“!

“…The couple hadn’t planned to relocate so soon from their first major build—a LEED Platinum house by Scott Simpson Design + Build — but when an environmentally conscious couple made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, they moved into a rental and began looking for a lot.

Ultimately, they selected a lush property overlooking a ravine just steps away from Lake Michigan. Pleased with their first project together, they once again turned to Scott Simpson Design + Build to build their new abode — a contemporary stucco-clad manse with tons of black aluminum-framed windows and a standing seam metal roof.

According to Scott Simpson, the design-build process requires all parties to be involved and pulling in the same direction from the get-go. “I’m not sure we can say who authored each idea,” he says. “We’re all at the table throwing ideas around at every meeting. That’s what’s interesting, fun and challenging about our process.”

To prepare the land for construction, the builders carefully deconstructed the existing house piece by piece, repurposing as much as possible. “Barry wanted it to be as green and eco-friendly as possible,” says firm partner, Tom Kenny.