the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. Dimit Architects
  6. 2012
  7. Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects

Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects

  • 00:00 - 19 November, 2012
Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects
© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 25

  • Landscape Designer

    Patrick Beam- 9th Avenue Designs
  • Mechanical Engineers

    Austrian Associates -Dan Austrian and Tim Kobus
  • Structural Engineers

    Isaac Lewin Engineers
© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

Text description provided by the architects. This single-family residence was designed to facilitate the modern lifestyle of an active young family in the leafy Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The house plan is arranged as two basic wings--- one is more public in function with living, dining, and entertaining spaces--- the other is more private, providing bedrooms, home office, exercise room, and support spaces. The two wings meet at the heart of the house- an expansive open kitchen, with views to a protected rear courtyard with swimming and reflecting pools.

© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

The various rectilinear masses of the house is clad in either a light cast stone veneer or with ipe wood slats arranged over a rain-screen membrane. Generous walk-out roof decks, also surfaced with ipe wood slats, provide extensions for each of the second floor bedroom spaces, while the remaining flat roof surfaces are planted with green indigenous prairie grasses. Construction by Pistone and Tesauro Builders of Chagrin Falls was completed in the summer of 2012. 

© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

View the complete gallery

About this office
Dimit Architects
Cite: "Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects" 19 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884