Another Great Tudor.

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I discovered this beautiful Tudor style home built in 1928 in Wilmette, Illinois.  It’s had some nice updates but the home maintains its’ original beauty and charm.

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The home has wood beams, wood paneling, and iron work that are mainstays of Tudor style.

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The leaded windows and turret offer even more architectural interest.

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It sits on a sizable lot with a beautifully landscaped yard that includes a private patio.  When the weather isn’t perfect, you can enjoy your yard from the three season’s room with graceful arched windows.

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What a fantastic home!

Last week I shared a kitchen renovation that embraced its 1950’s bones.  Here is a bathroom that does the same thing.  When I looked at the after photo, I had to backtrack to see verify that they had indeed used the original wall tile.  Great job!

More bathrooms… I ran across this post highlighting bathroom sinks.  They are so creative and beautiful.  Don’t miss scrolling all the way thru to the last one.  It is so cool.

OK, and this light is crazy.  I can’t say that I love it but it is definitely interesting and a statement maker.

I hope you have a blast this week!

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Another Van Doren Shaw home!

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What a lovely home.  Built in 1897, this lake-front home is another gorgeous  design by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw.  Yes, I have featured other homes he designed here and here.  As I said, he was prolific in the Chicago North Shore area.

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The entry features a lovely winding stair that wraps around the second floor.

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But the outdoor space is really spectacular.  Along with beautiful landscaped gardens, the home is situated on 5.4 acres and offers its own private beach front on Lake Michigan.

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Wow!  Just amazing!

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If you are a newer homeowner, you may find these tips helpful.  Laura Gaskill lists 13 things to do as you get ready for the winter months ahead.

And lastly,  here is a very cute kitchen reno.  The homeowner maintained the original 50’s vibe by getting rid of the unappealing updates and didn’t spend a fortune doing it.  The tiled back splash and vinyl floor really help to pull it off, but the stove and refrigerator seal the deal.  What do you think?

Have a great week!