Grand Daniel Burnham Home for Sale in Kenilworth

This classically styled Kenilworth home built in 1896 and designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham is on the market.  Exterior entries don’t get grander than this, do they?   The home has been updated but maintains its’ original elegance.  The skylight at the top of the stairs is amazing.

And the rear façade is as special as the front.  This home sits on an oversized lot with beautiful gardens and a pool.

Daniel Burnham is responsible for several of Chicago’s famous buildings including the Marshall Field & Company Building, the Chicago Symphony Center and Buckingham Fountain.

The Hotel Burnham, a Chicago boutique hotel located at 1 West Washington was designed by Burnham, Root and Atwood originally as offices and called the Reliance Building.

Finally, Burnham was a lead architect for the World’s Columbian Exposition, aka the Chicago World’s Fair.

Even though you may not live in a home as grand as the one pictured above, you can add some architectural detail with additional trim.  This article from Houzz has some great ideas.

Are you watching the Olympics?  What is your favorite winter sport to watch?  I found this article about how hosting the Olympics has been helpful to some cities but a strain for others thought provoking.   Let’s hope things end well for Sochi.

I hope you enjoy your week!


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