805 and 811 Oakwood Avenue

Year of award: 
2002
Award category: 
Landscape
Year built: 
1911-1915

Cottage gardens enhance these two adjoining homes close to the center of downtown Lake Forest.  Both houses were built originally for residents who provided service and products for Lake Forest estates in the early part of the 20th century.  The oldest of the two houses is of a Prairie-style design and includes a barn/garage that originally housed livestock.