Magnificent Lakefront home in Glencoe, Illinois has unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. Taken from Chicago Home + Garden Magazine, this home can leave a lasting impression on visitors after they leave. The views and landscaping are unforgettable. Noted in front is only one tree so passers-by get a total view of the home.
The architect, Glencoe-based Charles Page, envisioned a French Regency-style house and built a Cape-Cod, story-and-a-half in the front, but the back of the home has a full two stories. The roof is cedar shake and exterior is limestone. For me it is the uncommon turquoise shutters and window trim that draws me in, along with the sloping roof line.
Close up of the front reveals a circle driveway and a side view of the beautiful angles of this home. Four-sided cupolas are charming.
Beautiful round mounded boxwood are low and don’t obstruct the views. The homeowners can see Lake Michigan from almost all the rooms in the house.
Herbs planted just outside of the house for easy reach. The path is bluestone and leads to the pool. I am paddling my feet to the pool!
Pachysandra in the forefront here is a favorite ground cover. The stone is Valders to keep feet cool even on hot days. All of the mature plantings around this pool frame it like it’s a Da Vinci. The article states swimmers can view Lake Michigan from the pool.
Putting green and sand trap bordered by dense evergreens and hostas.
The back of the house view. The manicured lawn is separated from Lake Michigan by the bluff. Per the designer, Sara Furlan, Mariani Landscape, all possible views of the lake are available from this home.
All photos by Linda Oyama Bryan
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