Curb Appeal: Historic Tudor Home in Illinois

Built in 1891 on an oversized lot, this Tudor Revival in Evanston, Ill., has all of the conveniences for a modern lifestyle while retaining much of its original architecture. The elegant exterior has been professionally landscaped and includes a blue stone patio, a fountain and a beautiful perennial bed, while the interior boasts a 4,650-square-foot floor plan.

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White Tudor Exterior and Front Yard

The home, designed by Boston architect William Chase, has presided over this spot in Evanston, Illinois for over 100 years. How's that for not showing your age?
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White Tudor Revival Exterior and Side Yard

The 16-room, nearly 5,000-square foot house sits on a lovely block in Evanston, Illinois. Its original owners, who oversaw the residence's construction in 1891, would be proud of how beautiful it still looks today.
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White Tudor Exterior

This Tudor Revival residence comes with lots of history, Designed by architect William Chase, the home was built in 1891 and was featured in the very first issue of House Beautiful.
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House Exterior and Backyard

The back of the house opens onto a lovely bluestone patio. Wide steps lead down from the patio to the spacious backyard bordered by landscaped garden beds.
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Bluestone Patio and House Exterior

Back behind the house, a bluestone patio is one of its highlights. Wide steps lead down to the lawn and manicured garden beds. There's even a fountain!
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Tudor Exterior and Front Door

Built in 1891 in Evanston, Illinois, the house showcases the Tudor Revival style of architecture. The inside has received respectful modern upgrades over the years to keep the kitchen, living areas and seven bedrooms comfortable for today's needs.
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Porch With Backyard View

A wide porch gracefully wraps around the back of the home, offering a shady respite from which to enjoy views of the pretty backyard and fountain. The porch then gives way to a stone patio with direct backyard access.
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Victorian Foyer With Curved Staircase

A wide, wood-paneled arch in the entry beautifully frames a curved staircase. It's one of the carefully-preserved original details that makes the house so stunning.
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Neutral Victorian Study With Paneling

Throughout the home, it's easy to find beautifully maintained original details like leaded glass windows, wood paneling and pretty moldings.
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Red Brown Victorian Living Room With Beams

The handsome living room is just the place to wind up the day with a nightcap and a fireside seat. Dark wood beams make an elegant coffered ceiling.
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Victorian Dining Room With Paneling

The formal dining room allows for entertaining in the grandest style with gorgeous leaded glass windows, dark wood wainscoting and a fireplace.
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Fireplace With Wood Trim

The beautiful woodwork that decorates the fireplace is a star attraction. The home has five fireplaces in all.
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White Chef Kitchen With Gray Backsplash

Glazed gray tiles make a handsome backsplash for the kitchen's fresh white cabinets. Cabinets reach ceiling high for maximum storage.
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White and Gray Chef Kitchen With Stainless Steel Sink

This kitchen is one of the rooms that has been given all modern conveniences with chef-grade appliances, miles of countertops and airy glass-front cabinetry.
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White Chef Kitchen With Pass-Through Window

The thoroughly up-to-date gourmet kitchen respects the home's historic roots with its simple white cabinetry, hardwood floors and a pass-through window into an inviting breakfast room.
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Cottage Eat-In Kitchen With Round Table

The large kitchen is equipped for gourmet meals and has a lovely, light-filled dining area. A bank of cabinets with a handy pass through window divides the cooking and eating spaces.
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Green and White Cottage Breakfast Nook

The kitchen's friendly breakfast nook features more of the beautiful leaded glass windows found throughout the house.
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Bay Window Nook With Pendant Light

So many unique details give the 1891 home its charm. Here, beautiful wood work sets off this nook's bay windows and crown molding.
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Victorian Game Room With Pool Table

The game room evokes a distinguished time when a game of pool came with an after-dinner cognac. The room's fireplace and wood trim match the elegant mood.
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Victorian Home Office With Paneling

Now here's a room that means business of the most distinguished kind! Wood paneling lines the walls of the tasteful home office and library. The room also includes beautiful leaded stained glass windows and cabinets.
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Traditional Master Bedroom With Four Poster Bed

A grand four-poster bed presides over this master bedroom. It also gets its own bathroom and a balcony overlooking a lake.
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Neutral Bathroom With Two Pedestal Sinks

The house has a total of five bathrooms; this one has the lovely perks of two standalone sinks and a luxurious soaking tub.
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Neutral Bathroom With Walk-In Shower

This bathroom is a pretty example of how the home walks the line between maintaining its historic roots and offering modern conveniences. Details like hardwood floors and elegant fixtures are combined with a luxurious tub and walk-in shower.
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Balcony With Cafe Table

The upper floor rooms have balconies looking out onto the street, a lake and the backyard and are wide enough for a petite seating area.
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Traditional Bedroom With Fireplace

Another well-appointed bedroom (the house has seven in all) gets one of the five fireplaces, a pretty four-poster bed and plenty of natural light.
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Blue Contemporary Media Room With Sloped Ceiling

In addition to three bedrooms on this top floor, there's also a tricked-out media room with laid-back (and stylish!) lounging options and a big screen tv.
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Spa and Sauna With Bathrobe

Historic can still mean luxurious! In addition to its many bedrooms and living areas, the house also includes a sauna, wine cellar and exercise room.
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Blue Cottage Bedroom With Sloped Ceiling

There are three bedrooms on the third floor with quirky, charming sloped ceilings; this one also has a light-filled window seat.
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Bluestone Patio With Armchair

For outdoor spaces, the house has a spacious bluestone patio with enough room for a seating and dining area. The patio connects to a shaded porch, or take the stairs down to the backyard.
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Big Backyard With Fountain

The big backyard features landscaped beds with perennials and pretty foliage. And a fountain sets a most peaceful mood!
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