Built in the 1920s, this French Normandy style estate is the epitome of country style on Chicago’s North Shore.
The owner’s vision was to re-establish the feel of a country estate. Mariani incorporated an outdoor swimming pool, kitchen, dining area, a pergola, and fireplace into the new layout. The outdoor materials complement the home’s exterior, and stone was important to match the property’s medieval look.
The gardens are stunningly formal, with multiple annual and perennial plantings. A dramatic rose arbor runs along the length of the grand lawn, connecting it to the fountain garden. Boxwood hedges in the fountain garden add to the elegant sense of antiquity of this lovely property.