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Modest Looking Van Doren Shaw Asks a Not-So-Modest $5M


As a master of the American Craftsman movement, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw's home are large, stately, elaborate and generally not much cheaper than a couple million dollars. And while his "House of the Four Winds" in Lake Forest and a similar 10,000 square foot mansion exemplify old money, this six bedroom, seven bathroom home in Lake Forest is definitely much more subdued. Of course it's got a much longer history than the planned communities that sprouted up in the decades following WWII, as it was originally constructed in 1905. The interior is much more Shaw-like with its ornate millwork and high-end fixtures, however, the home received a complete renovation in 2008 and some areas of the home (the kitchen space) look entirely new. This one enters the market with a not-so-modest $4.995 million.

·745 East Barberry Lane, Lake Forest, IL [Estately]
·Howard Van Doren Shaw archives [Curbed Chicago]