Glencoe Japanese-Esque Home and Garden Transformation

Glencoe, Illinois

  • Williams Residence Backyard
  • Williams Residence Gardens
  • Williams Residence Porch
  • Williams Residence Front Entry

Project Description


For this project, Mekus Tanager assisted the homeowner with the expansion and renovation of an existing residence from a barn-style home to a modern home incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements. Included in this was the design of a new garage and entryway, new roofing, and new outdoor decks with roof overhangs, as well as new landscaping to create a Japanese-esque garden. To showcase the garden from the interior, wide window expanses were added to heighten the sense of transparency between the indoors and outdoors.


Quick Facts


  • Project Size: 2,500 S/F
  • Services Performed: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design
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