Winter weather outside calls for time spent warming up next to the fire in your wood-paneled library! Fill the shelves with your favorite titles and authors and see how quickly it becomes your favorite room in the house.
From the CIRCA listing:
The home was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Howard Van Doren Shaw. Shaw was a leader in the American Craftsman movement. In the early 20th Century, Shaw became the most recognized designer of country houses in Lake Forest, IL and also Lake Geneva, WI. The home was sited across the street from the Italianate mansion built by the Cargill family (grain barons) and next door to the Joseph Hixon family, lumber barons.
The home is in the Colonial Revival style and retains all of the original design elements. Crown molding and mill work in the front hall, living room, dining room and primary bedroom, black slate flooring in the breakfast room, hand-rubbed birch paneling in the library, and a double German silver sink in the butler’s pantry are in their original and well-kept state. A thoughtful renovation of the kitchen, butler’s pantry, sewing room, primary bedroom closets and third floor storage areas have preserved the cabinets ’original fronts and wardrobe doors.