WABAUNSEE COUNTY HOMESTEAD | EL DORADO
 

AWARDS
AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / PROJECT OF THE YEAR / 2018
AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / ARCHITECTURE_HONOR AWARD / 2018

 
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THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT     
   
  EL DORADO | KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
CONTRACTOR
DON HENDRICKS
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
GENESIS STRUCTURES, INC.

LOCATION             
    WABAUNSEE COUNTY, KANSAS
SQUARE FOOTAGE
1,400 SF
COMPLETED
2014
PHOTOGRAPHY
    MIKE SINCLAIR

 

THE STORY

The Wabaunsee County Homestead sensitively modifies the primary structure of an 1893 homestead for contemporary use, adding a new building that both compliments the character of the historic structure and connects a new interior experience with a profound landscape. The project illustrates the power and continued usefulness of historic structures, extending the value of embodied energy already present in material and craftsmanship. New construction is a combination of locally harvested, repurposed and durable / low maintenance materials. The home is sited within the Tallgrass Prairie in eastern Kansas — one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet with only 4% remaining — and both celebrates and responsibly engages this context. 

 

FULL PROJECT GALLERY

 

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