367 Bluff'S Edge Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
The home was designed by John Black Lee in 1960, a notable modernist architect.
He designed it for his mother and well known artist, Lydia Lee. The modern one-story home with broad lake views features numerous skylights that can be lit at night and a north facing courtyard and entry which conveys the essence of New Formalism. Walls of glass provide a seamless transition between the inside and outside, taking advantage of the natural beauty of the old gardens and woods. Landscape architect Warren H. Manning, founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, originally designed and created the formal gardens and wildflower beds leading up to the bluff. The present owners are only the second owners of the home.
They received the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Award for maintaining the Ravello, which has additionally been tuck pointed within the last two years. The stunning breakfast room and family room additions were designed to capitalize on the property vistas and expansive lake views, while also creating a private south facing courtyard. The home provides an artistic palette for antique, traditional, or contemporary interiors. Features include tall ceilings and doors, three original marble fireplaces, two additional fireplaces, built-in cabinetry, extensive storage, and brick patios and walkways. The property has 105 steps to a private beach. The bluff and beach have been maintained with plans by Shabica and Associates and work by Edward E.
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