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This home is located on a cul-de-sac of a quiet development adjacent to a local metropark. The living areas are generally shaded and oriented to the south with views of a wooded wetland. Wood ceilings and stone flooring define and unify two primary axes through the structure; the main hall, terminating at each end with views into the woods, dividing the plan longitudinally. This axis also includes the dining room and foyer and serves as a gallery for the Owner’s contemporary art collection. A transverse axis begins with a low concrete wall at the entrance and foyer, which draws one through the living room, and out to the more private rear deck and terraces. The design provides comfortable living spaces for a family of four, and satisfies all of the programmatic requirements of the client, including livability, ability to entertain, and space for growing children.

2005 AIA Toledo Honor Award



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Team Members

  • Michael Duket
  • Joe Thourot


  • Builder: Valle Homes