89 East Deerpath Road

Year of award: 
1995
Award category: 
Preservation
Original architect: 
Edwin H. Bennett
Year built: 
1915-1916

Bagatelle was the personal residence of the architect Edwin H. Bennett.  He was a city planner who worked with Daniel Burnham on the Chicago Plan, which distinctively defined Chicago's lakefront and environs.  Bennett was also the designer of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.  The present owners took on a major preservation project to repair and renovate this landmark at the entrance to central Lake Forest.  The beautiful results of their project are shared each day with those who drive in and out of town past the intersection of Deerpath and Green Bay Roads.  Bagatelle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.