Private

Chester Park Residence

Two-Part Single Family Residence

Perched atop a rocky outcrop in a secluded area of Duluth’s Chester Park, this 3,900 square foot, four-bedroom home finds harmony with its site; a rugged, natural landscape with views of Lake Superior, Park Point, and Duluth’s harbor.

A palette of cedar and stone clad the exterior. The main form of the home is a pair of gable roof wings linked by an entryway and stair tower. The public wing is a singular volume – a large open plan with kitchen, dining, and living areas. The space is defined by timber and steel trusses. An indoor/outdoor stone fireplace anchors the space connecting the entry to the living areas and the interior to the exterior. A custom fabricated steel staircase is the focal point of the entryway and separates the public wing from the private.

The home incorporates a high-performance building envelope that includes triple-glazed windows, 6 inches of rigid insulation over the exterior framing and advanced air sealing techniques. The home is heated by a high-efficiency boiler tied to in-floor heat on the lower floors and European-style radiators on the second level. Cooling is provided by a high-efficiency ducted mini-split system. Our energy model predicts that this home will perform 50 percent better than current energy code requirements.

This project was completed by Wagner Zaun Architecture before joining LHB.
Project Type Single Family
Location Duluth, MN
Completion Date 2016
Market Housing
Service Architecture