This beautiful home in Lake Forest, designed by noted architect Henry Ives Cobb, was built 1894. The classically designed home has been meticulously maintained and updated with modern amenities. Architectural details abound including seven gorgeous fireplaces, a raised panel library and graceful arched doorways.
Over the course of his career Cobb utilized several architectural styles including Romanesque, Victorian Gothic, and Dutch Renaissance Revival style.
The Palmer Mansion which has been demolished was located at 1350 North Lake Shore Drive and helped establish the “Gold Coast” neighborhood.
Cobb is responsible for many important Chicago area buildings including the Newberry Library, the Union Club of Chicago, the Chicago Federal Building, and the Chicago Varnish Company building (now Harry Caray’s).
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