Darnell Residence

Darnell Residence

This new residence in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood was both designed and contracted by el dorado principal Jamie Darnell for his family and himself. Elegant and spare, it combines clean lines and durable materials ( concrete, conrrugated copper, glue-laminated timber, chain link fencing and ipe decking ) into a dynamic form that acknowledges the scale of the neighborhood and the energy of the Darnell family. The residence is extremely efficient and well lit and utilizes a Structural Insulated Panel System, which saved labor and material costs during construction, and has resulted in significant energy savings throughout the year and outside noise reduction.


  • SP March 12, 2008 at 21:14 PMLogin to Reply →

    I dig the design and use of SIPs and other materials. But in one of the pics I notice the chain link used on the balcony. Although it looks kind of cool now, I imagine 10 years for now it will seem silly, and the fence will be scrapped for a new trendy material.

    Otherwise, the house looks awesome

  • Jake May 27, 2009 at 03:09 AMLogin to Reply →

    I imagine that the open air garage underneath the house makes
    it more difficult to keep the house heated. I know people with
    garages underneath the house, and when they open the door, the
    house gets colder. Maybe an enclosed garage when you get
    rid of the chain link?

  • Modern Contemporary April 29, 2011 at 08:11 AMLogin to Reply →

    Fantastic balance! Is there a floor plan available for this house?

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