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!

Lake Forest Tudor by Architect Myron Hunt is Listed

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Myron Hunt was the original architect of this beautiful Tudor in Lake Forest built in 1898.

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Hunt was practicing in Chicago during the late 1800s and early 1900s and so was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include several gardens such as a Courtyard Garden, a Woodland Garden and a Kitchen Garden.

He relocated to California in 1903, opening an office in Pasadena with Elmer Grey.

 

 

Above is pictured an Ojai Valley Chalet designed by Hunt.

There office became quite popular among the wealthy; they were hired to design many large homes in communities all over Southern California including the summer ranch home of Will Keith Kellogg which is now part of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

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In addition to residential work Hunt is responsible for larger projects including hospitals, schools, churches, hotels and notably, the Rose Bowl.

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!