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Lake Bluff Residence, 2005

This French Eclectic residence was inspired by the ravine which it overlooks. The rustic stone façade with asymmetrical massing is grounded by the intricate brick cornice and detailing. The facade is interspersed with whimsical detailing one might see in the French countryside, such as, curved wood lintels at the windows, and an exaggerated roof overhangs and supporting brackets at the dormers. The masculine wood post and brackets provide a covered porch for the library’s view of the ravine.




Michael E. Breseman Architects, Ltd.   ●   847.845.4000