Johnsen Schmaling Architects through their work that is called with the Nexus House proved that they are as talented as the other home designers are. The project joins the other works from famous designers like Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, and many others occupying the small site in a historic residential district in Madison. Among the other homes that quite vary both in styles and in designs, Nexus House successfully draws the attentions. It looks like it is not afraid to appear differently, even in the local preservation ordinance that requires stylistic mimicry between the buildings. By discreetly placing the home at the back of the site, it would not be challenging both directly and vividly the respected buildings next to it, a hundred-year old Spanish Colonial home and the Ely House from 1896, a cherished landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nexus House is consisted of two volumes, where each of them accommodates rooms with different functionality. The first one, the residence, this is where we can find rooms for private usages. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and reading room are located in this area. In the meantime, the cedar volume accommodates the public area like garage and open living space for instance.