112 East Woodland Road

Year of award: 
2001
Award category: 
Renovation
Year built: 
1914

This home has been renovated into a classic American Four Square gem.  The key purpose of the renovation was to restore balance to the house by restoring the front porch.  This required removing the 1950s enclosed porch and replacing it with an open-air porch as the original had been.  W. W. Griffis Construction, a Lake Forest millwork and construction yard firm, built the house in 1914 by the grandfather of Roland Griffis (86 years old and still living in Lake Forest at the time of this award) for his parents.