We provided architectural design services for this private residence on the outskirts of Springfield. The client wanted a contemporary home that maintained a rustic quality, allowing it to blend well with the surrounding natural environment. Tucked into the trees on a remote 10 acre site, this five bedroom home allows the private areas to be immersed in the woods, while the large common living areas open up to capture picturesque views of the prairie and an existing pond. The three bedrooms on the main level have access to a shared deck, and another covered balcony off the living room creates added space for entertaining. Vaulted ceilings on the main level help distribute natural daylight throughout the home, and a full walk-out basement includes an additional two bedrooms, living room, bathroom, and a mechanical/storage room.