Suzanne and Dan Kipp had no plans to move. There was no real reason to. The couple was perfectly content in their Winnetka, Illinois, home. It had provided many memories for the two of them and their three children since they moved to the village just north of Chicago in 1995.
The Kipps weren’t looking at real estate listings or touring open houses. But as they walked their dog and drove through one particular neighborhood, a classic example of Georgian architecture situated on an arresting corner lot always cast a spell on them.
Photography: Werner Straube
Produced by Mara Boo with Hilary Rose
Architects: Elissa Morgante and Fred Wilson Morgante-Wilson Architects, 2834 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201; 847/332-1001, morgantewilson.com.
Interior design: Suzanne Kipp, Suzanne Kipp Interiors, 800 Humboldt Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093; 847/254-2048, suzannekipp.com.
Builder: Rob Wickenkamp, Elmshire Builders, 3510 Chapel Hill Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051; 847/748-2048, elmshire.com.