408 E. Illinois Road

Year of award: 
2019
Award category: 
Heritage
Original architect: 
Asher Carter
Year built: 
1859

This home is a square Italian villa, reflecting the mid 19th c. type modeled on the two casinos at the Villa Lante near Rome, 16th c. Moved to this location in 1920, its porch has balustrades identical to those at 725 S. Sheridan–making it possible designer Alfred Granger adapted the house to its new setting. The original architect, most likely, was Asher Carter, who also designed the Old Hotel that was once located in what is now Triangle Park.