Balancing History With Modern Life

We have a historical house designed by a historically significant architect, Howard Van Doren Shaw.  It is not one of his famous Lake Forest multi million dollar estates, but it does sit in the heart of the La Grange Historic District  (on the National Registrar of Historic Places).  We can not bastardize this house. So I did what I always do when I realize I’m in over … Continue reading Balancing History With Modern Life

Move In Day

I’m that annoying person who starts doubting my purchases the moment they become final. Its’s as though the fact that I own something, somehow makes it less desirable. Buyer’s remorse. That was my fear as I opened the massive 124-year-old door of my new home for the first time.   To my delight, the house seemed even more special now that it was mine. With … Continue reading Move In Day