It may look like it’s been around for decades, but this house was built in 2009. When I read that it was inspired by architect David Adler’s work in the Chicago area, I was intrigued. Adler was known for building classic country houses in the first half of the 20th century that were influenced by European designs.
It’s on the market for $4.899 million in Hinsdale, Illinois, so let’s take a look!
I love this entry and simple but elegant staircase, as well as all the woodwork and arched doorways. Gorgeous.
Architect David Adler was born in 1882 and spent most of his life in Chicago designing houses for some of America’s wealthiest families.
The white kitchen is lovely, but seems a little too “boxed in” for me. I’d like to see if from the other angle.
The house has 5,800 square feet.
Kind of interesting to see a stained-wood ceiling in the den:
I know you guys are going to complain about the TV over the fireplace in this bedroom. Seems to be a big pet peeve around here. Ha.
The house has 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths.
The nursery is looking a little sad and bare. I’m assuming the house is staged to sell, which is why some of the rooms seem kind of empty. Note the interesting skylight over the bed in the next room.
One of Adler’s best-known works is the Reed House in Lake Forest, built in 1931 for the daughter of Marshall Field’s former president John Shedd. It was a collaboration with Adler’s sister, decorator Francis Elkins.
One of my favorite parts of the house is this covered porch:
From the back of this house, I wouldn’t have guessed it was new construction:
P.S. If you love new houses that are built to look old, check out Elias Cottage in Georgia.