Beautiful Arthur G. Brown Tudor for Sale in Evanston

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I love this Evanston home designed in 1924 by Arthur G. Brown.  Located only one block from Lake Michigan beaches, this stunning Tudor style home has a statement-making portico entry along with a sun room that is calling my name.   Amazingly the home has had only two owners.

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Isn’t it exciting to see the daffodils in bloom?  I noticed them almost everywhere I went this week.  Tulips can’t be far behind.  Thinking about all of the beautiful spring blooms made me go in search of some pretty floral plates and platters.  Here are some of my faves.

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1. Hydrangeas Plate  2. Blue Flower Blossoms  3. Psychedelic Flower Plate     4. Tropical Exotic Flowers  5. Peony Serving Platter  6. Flower Market Plate

In an effort to reduce waste in the landfills, I try to recycle whenever I can.  As time passes, more and more items are being accepted for recycling.  I try to stay up to date with our city’s guidelines and here is an article from Good Housekeeping listing 5 common mistakes.  Maybe you will find this helpful.

Have a great week!

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Great Home by George Maher + A Little Spring “Greening”

 

 

 

 

Great Home by George Maher + A Little Spring “Greening”

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The architect George Maher designed this home in Kenilworth that is currently on the market.  Don’t you love the shingle-style façade and the cross-hatched windows?  The curve of the front porch extending into the yard is so unique.  And of course, there is the Dutch-colonial style roof line.

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The front entry allows an open view of the first floor including the dramatic stair with curving rail.  The scale of this home is not as grand as many of the homes I feature here but I admire the design just as much.

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Maher was one of the original contributors to the Prairie School movement and the American Arts and Crafts style.  He wanted America to have its own architectural style and when you review his work you can see that for the most part, he was successful.

One of his most famous works is a commission in Oak Park for John Farson.

Built in 1897-98 this home was a departure from other residences built around the same time.  It was well received by the public and led to several other commissions including the Patten House in Evanston.

Patten was a wealthy financier and grain speculator who also served as the mayor of Evanston.  This incredible home was located on the 1400 block of Ridge but sadly was torn down.  Near the lot of the old Patten house and also on Ridge Avenue in Evanston is the Dryden house.

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This home has since been divided up into condominiums.  I would love to have seen the original interiors.

Maher also designed the Kenilworth Club Assembly Hall.

So maybe it is just spring fever and a need to see green but I have been noticing more and more interior photos with beautiful green plants and flowers.

We don’t get direct sunlight in our home but we have lots of windows and I have been thinking about getting some plants to bring a bit of outdoors inside.

They have wonderful health benefits too including purifying the air and increasing humidity in the home.

I hope you have a great week!

Look at This Stunning Home by John Mills!

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Take a look at this beautiful home built in 1928 and designed by architect John Mills.  Mills and his family were the original residents; this home has been beautifully maintained over the years.  Doesn’t it look like something from a fairy tale?  The stone and brick exterior and the roof lines are really enchanting.

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And inside the rooms express unique points of view with barrel vault ceilings, arched windows and stained glass.

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Oh, and did I mention that it is on Lake Michigan?  Look at that gorgeous view!

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Mills is known as one of the first “Chicago architects.”  Sadly many of his buildings were destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire but he somehow managed to bury several important sets plans in the soil under the Palmer House and later retrieved them intact.

Count to 10 and discover with me several interesting stories I discovered around the web:

1 cute fix for thrift store art

So cute!

2 up-and-coming artists to watch

3 words to guide your decorating style

4 tips for being a balanced entrepreneur at work and at home

5 steps to organize your bookshelves

6 cooking techniques everyone needs to know

7 tips for decorating with color

8 sneaky things that may bring down your credit score

9 travel ready clothing and accessory picks

10 inventive ways to display air plants

Have a great week!