A stunning modern home
with rich 19th century roots
Following an extensive, three-year restoration that revealed the architectural gem standing today, Stone Terrace retains its original, 130-year-old charm while offering modern first-class luxuries. These include kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, appliances and fixtures. During the renovations, countless interior details were restored, including the home’s 1910 flooring and plaster ceilings. Existing materials that did not meet explicit historic design criteria set forth by the design team, but that were still useful, were donated to charities or repurposed to other properties.
The renovation also made use of an energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system, energy conservation mechanical systems, water saving fixtures and abundant extra insulation to significantly reduce energy usage.
In recognition of the Evanston goal to be a “Most Livable City” in the United States, the original plan for Stone Terrace was modified to preserve the 100-year-old majestic oak tree, the Illinois state tree, located on the north side of the property. Many other large shade trees and the privacy hedge were preserved as well.
The restoration of this Tudor mansion also included 21st-century upgrades including individually heat controlled marble bathroom floors and an elevator connecting every floor, which was designed and installed in keeping with the city’s historic codes.
Stone Terrace’s painstakingly detailed renovation puts you at the center of modern luxury rooted in a welcoming sense of history.