“People say all the time that building a home is one of the worst things in the world…this has been one of the most amazing experiences working with them.” - Kay Bolin, owner
The McIntosh House sits on the footprint of a previous house on the banks of the O’Bannon Creek in the town of Loveland, OH. Maintaining the footprint of the previous structure, allowed Schickel to preserve the proximity of the house to the street. This supports the historic fabric of the neighborhood. The house is named after Claire McIntosh, who raised seven children there in the previous house. The design of the new house is inspired by the forms, shapes, and scale of the historic neighborhood. The wide front porch is near the street and provides a friendly filter between the public and private realms. The new house is a balloon frame construction on piers that go down to bedrock.
PROJECT TEAM: Schickel Design, Loveland Construction and Remodeling, Pinnacle Engineering, Photography by Martha Schickel Dorff