Wilmette, Lakefront Mansion

This beautiful mansion draws heavily upon the design principals of Prairie-style architecture. Its distinctive vernacular was pioneered by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This remarkable residence is not built on the lakefront, so much as it emerges from it. The mansion features an elegant front façade nestled amongst historic oak trees. Facing Lake Michigan, the mansion’s rear three-story facade cascades with staircases and terraces in a celebratory embrace of its bluff setting. Highlights of its mechanical systems include geothermal heating and cooling, as well as solar hydronic heating. This grand 19,000 sq. ft. beachfront residence features custom millwork staircases and cabinetry, carved oak relief panels, artisan-made tile fireplaces, multiple kitchens, a circular library, a guest house, an inground pool, beachfront access, and a landscape of native plants.

Architect: Gibbons Forman & Associates
Photography: James Caulfield Photography

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