230 North Green Bay Road

Year of award: 
2012
Award category: 
Renovation
Original architect: 
Howard Van Doren Shaw
Year built: 
1897
Restoration architect: 
Johnson & Lasky

~~In 2011, The Ragdale House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, underwent a $3.2 million renovation which restored the public rooms to their 1926 charm. The Ragdale House was built in 1897 by Howard Van Doren Shaw, noted architect in the English Arts and Crafts tradition, as his Lake Forest summer home and is one of the most complete examples of a turn-of-the-century retreat in the United States. “Operation Renovation” has preserved the structural integrity and functionality of the home.  The extensive renovation included replacement of wiring and plumbing, window restoration, roof reinforcement and installation of a state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling system. With The Ragdale House re-opening in May, it will once again host up to 200 resident artists a year.