Missouri Prairie House

Springfield, MO

Project Team

Clint Garwood, AIA
Clay Cottingham, AIA

In a region associated with expansive prairies, this house is designed to stretch horizontally and emphasize an immediate connection to the landscape. The house utilizes a series of parallel walls that shield the house from the public street side and open to garden terraces overlooking a large vista of the rolling hills. Natural light enters the house through clerestory windows, vertical openings between stone walls, and expansive glazing at the welcoming terrace. The distinctive walls of the house are built from Phenix stone, a local material with a rich history in the Ozarks, adding a strong sense of place.