Micham House

Micham House

The Collaborative
Sylvania, Ohio, USA | View Map
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Private Houses
Ray Micham
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Contemporary BrickArriscraftContemporary Brick
Light Fixture in Living RoomFoscarini
Wood Shiplap Siding & SoffitsAdvantage Lumber
Steel Rolling DoorArtisan d.o.o.
TubBainUltra Inc.
Pendants in Kitchen & DiningFluxwerx

Product Spec Sheet
Contemporary Brick
Light Fixture in Living Room
Wood Shiplap Siding & Soffits
Steel Rolling Door
Pendants in Kitchen & Dining

Micham House

The Collaborative as Architects

This project is the Architect’s personal home.  Serving a family of 6 children with 4 still at home, a balance needed to be struck between present and future space needs.  The primary form-giver was a desire to capture a panoramic view of the creek with a wall of windows under a deep overhang that would allow passive heating in winter but keep the sun out in summer.The space organization of the interior allows the primary spaces (living, dining & kitchen) to take advantage of these views.


The organization of the street-facing façade presents an understated entry door in a sheltered recess.  A passage to the left allows visitors to come and go to the patio/ pool areas without having to go thru the house.  The pool area is raised above surrounding grade so that the retaining wall becomes the safety barrier- thus eliminating the need for a fence that would have otherwise impeded the view to the creek.  Weathering steel planter boxes also serve this safety function.


The family’s lifestyle is very active.  Indoor & outdoor social activities are persistent year-round.  The shading elements, pool and fire table featuressupport usage thru seasonal temperature cycles.  The openness thru the window-wall allows activities that can break into groups but still feel connected.


Material Used :
1. Marvin Windows - Windows & Doors
2. Merchant & Evans/ Zip-Rib - Metal Siding
3. Arriscraft - Contemporary Brick
4. Advantage Lumber - Wood Shiplap Siding & Soffits
5. Kohler - Faucets & Fixtures
6. Bain Ultra - Tub
7. Artisan Hardware - Steel Rolling Door
8. Kitchenaid - Kitchen Appliances
9. Fluxwerx - Pendants in Kitchen & Dining
10. Foscarini - Light Fixture in Living Room
11. Dura Supreme - Kitchen Cabinets
12. Majestic - Fireplace
13. Mohawk - Metal Tile
14. Rush River Stone Studios - Black Travertine

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