A Home by Mid-Century Architect Edward Dart

This mid-century home at 1021 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park was designed by architect Edward Dart.

Dart is responsible for several intriguing homes around the Chicago area but he also designed numerous churches and, most notably, was the lead architect for Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile.  When designing homes he took into account the setting and preferred working with simple materials such as brick, concrete and glass.  The finished homes have a look all their own.  Below are additional homes and churches designed by Dart.

I don’t know about you but I am desperate to see a little green outside!  This winter has felt like an eternity I think partly due to the amount of snow we have received.  This article from Houzz by Laura Gaskill discussing how to give your front walk and driveway more curb appeal has lots of green grass and bright flowers to give me hope for a spring that arrives soon.

I stumbled upon this blog by Eric Allen Bell listing 7 thought provoking quotes form 7 great minds including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lawrence J. Peter.  I especially like this quote from Ben Franklin:

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

I’m going to try to remember that one this week.

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