Evanston Perfection

Evanston, Illinois


The exterior of this vintage Federalist style home, located in the historic district of Evanston, belies the amazing renovation of its interior. The home was carefully renovated, keeping the significant historic elements intact while seamlessly blending in modern updates.


Key areas that were redesigned on the first floor include a classic kitchen design that features a hidden door within the cabinets that leads to the basement stairs, a series of insulated thin metal framed doors leading out to a new covered porch, and a pop up TV monitor that rises out of the floor in the den through the wide plank herringbone wood flooring. A raised wood burning fireplace is adjacent to the kitchen island and is finished in a highly polished plaster finish.


The home was awarded the Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Freeze and was approved by the Evanston Preservation Commission by meeting the strict guidelines for a Certificate of Appropriateness and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Properties.