House on Lake Michigan

Inspired by the historic eclecticism of architects such as David Adler and Howard Van Doren Shaw, American Colonial and English Cotswold design elements are blended into this relaxed composition of this house, which is located on one of the few remaining undivided estate lots on the North Shore of Chicago.

“On this special three-acre site, the suburban flavor of the street frontage gives way to a more country-like experience before falling away to a crescent-shaped stretch of beach. Our clients were interested in an American Georgian-style farmhouse, a vision inspired by their desire for a welcoming, family-oriented way of life, and asked us to ensure the house didn’t look — or feel — like a large house even though it would be one. The rambling composition of the house, with gabled wings clad in white-painted clapboard and fieldstone, is welcoming and gives the appearance of a house that’s been added to over time. By adding two cross-axes, we created a comfortable parity between the residence’s more formal public spaces and those casual areas in which contemporary families spend most of their time.
— Randy Correll, Project Partner

Bookshelves and Seating Area

The rear facade gives the house a picturesque quality and shapes a series of outdoor living spaces that face the lake.

Project Partner: Randy M. Correll

Interior Design: Victoria Hagan Interiors

Landscape Design: Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture

Photography: Peter Aaron / OTTO