The Flite Series, a 4 unit townhouse project in the Heritage Harbor resort community of Ottawa, Illinois started construction last week with delivery of the finished product projected for late fall. Located 75 minutes for downtown Chicago is a planned marina based community, the project is perched atop a bluff overlooking an inlet feeding from the Illinois River. Each unit ranges in size from 2,500 - 3,100 square feet on 3 levels. All levels have views directed towards the water.
The units are placed as close to the water as allowable and the two car garages for each unit were placed as close to the street as allowable which accomplishes two things; it creates a protected semi-private outdoor living space between the garage the main building and separating the garages reduces the scale of the main buildings in respect to its single family neighbors.
Drawing on the language of the traditional farmhouse, this telescoping geometry breaks the project into identifiable volumes which correspond to individual units
Two story glass entry spaces contain a open steel stair with wood treads invites visitors to each unit and from the courtyard, allows views through the interior to the water beyond.
We would very much like to thank my friend Cary Kerbel of Entre' Partners and Heritage Harbor for allowing us to push the envelope a bit on the project and for being so kind and easy to work with. For Sales information, contact Tammy Barry of Heritage Harbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 252-3113