lake bluff farmhouse


Lake Bluff Farmhouse, Illinois Residence

This beautiful Lake Bluff, Illinois residence (Lake Bluff, IL) is designed with a focus on an entertainment lifestyle. The dramatic home welcomes guests with a strong street presence. Guests are directed to the front entry while the family proceeds to the side entry garages and parking area.

Guests enter through the front door beneath a winding, circular stair to the second floor. From the Foyer, one is immediately greeted with a spectacular view of the patio through the sunken Great Room. Access to the formal Dining Room and the Pub Room are also choices from the Foyer, extending more profoundly into the Kitchen and Living Room.

While the open-plan format creates expansive views and sensations of space, each room maintains a distinct identity. Each space has its purpose and gracefully transitions from one to another. Some are quite open and flow naturally into one another.

Others have a more private intention and have the option of isolation and intimacy. The gourmet kitchen is as functional as it is welcoming. Connected to the Dining Room and Great room, the Kitchen can be a working space without separating it from the action.

The second-floor houses three bedrooms, with an en suite Master bedroom. Bedrooms are generously sized with reach-in closets and share a jack & jill bath. A dedicated laundry is amply sized and conveniently located to serve the entire family.

The Master Suite offers a flexible furniture arrangement. It then proceeds into the Master Bathroom, Master Closet, and Dressing Area. Natural light plays a pivotal role and is drawn into every room to make them all warm and inviting.

This Lake Bluff Farmhouse checks all of the boxes.


Single-Family Home Design


Private developer

What We Did

Virtual Reality Architecture, Architectural Detailing, Construction Planning

Project Team

Mark Eric Benner – Architects, Ltd.

Interior Designer: TBD

Landscape Architect: TBD

General Contractor:
Old World Builders, LLC

Spaces Designed to Harmonize

Value Focussed, Creative Designs

Collaborative Interactive Team Process

We first must imagine the perfect home. Then we consider each of the essential components and how they will relate, interact, and enhance each other to become integral parts of the symphony.


A visual exploration of the Lake Bluff Farmhouse project details.


Knowing that a single picture is worth ten thousand words, these Lake Bluff Farmhouse animations tell a story with words numbering in the millions.

First Floor

  • Front Porch
  • Foyer
  • Study
  • Hall
  • Living Room
  • Family Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Walk-in Pantry
  • Mud Room
  • Bathroom
  • 2-Car Garage
  • Rear Deck

Second Floor

  • Master Suite (Bedroom, Bathroom, Closet, Dressing)
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Jack & Jill Bathroom
  • Laundry


  • Bedroom 4 (en suite)
  • Mechanical & Storage

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