440 East Wisconsin Avenue

Year of award: 
1999
Award category: 
Preservation
Original architect: 
Howard Van Doren Shaw
Year built: 
1923

The owners meticulously restored this home, which had been designed for James D. Hinckley in 1923 by Howard Van Doren Shaw.  Rich in Arts and Crafts details, the house is reminiscent of Shaw's own Lake Forest summer home Ragdale.  The owners, who used Shaw's  rendering of the front elevation for reference, restored many details of the original design, such as a fireplace and stone arches, that had been covered by earlier renovations. The renovation of the gardens complements the owners' attention to detail on the interior.