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The Practice of Fine Architecture

207 EAST WESTMINSTER, LAKE FOREST, IL 60045

Tel 847.295.2440

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Country Home

Built in 1936, this two-story brick country home is tucked away on a picturesque street in Lake Forest. The current homeowners relish this historic property and vowed to make sure any changes they made were in-keeping with the existing home’s architecture. Unsympathetic and poorly built additions were removed from the home, and in its place is a new family room and kitchen addition that complements the existing architecture. As an extension of the family room and kitchen, exterior patios link the outdoors with the inside, creating a continuance of gathering spaces for entertaining and everyday use. Detailed millwork and built-ins bring character and charm to the interiors. And a new, quaint two-car garage was carefully sited and sized on the property to marry itself with the orientation of the curved front elevation.