Architecture buffs often tour Chicago’s suburbs in search of early 20th century Prairie-Style homes, notably those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. As often as not, they’ll run into notable Prairie-style homes from two prevalent and acclaimed architects from the same time period – Thomas Tallmadge and Vernon Watson. Tallmadge and Watson were well known for modestly priced Prairie residences in Chicago and the Midwest. Later in the 1920s the pair became known for designing churches, twenty-five of which are attributed to the pair in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
This 1913 home on a corner lot at 1145 Sheridan Road in Evanston was designed by Tallmadge & Watson, where you can squarely see the Prairie-School influence in its open, flexible spaces and use of leaded glass panels.
Listed by Chris Downey and Sally Mabadi of Koenig & Strey, the brick 6 bedroom, 4 full/2 half bath home has been authentically restored – from the distinctive staircase and millwork to the fine dark hardwood floors. Just a block from Lake Michigan, the home is in Evanston’s Lakeshore Historic District.