This 1910 Prairie style house is the newest one on our tour. It was designed by Frederick Schock and Swanson. The tapered design of the columns at the base of the staircase and the porch indicate Prairie design. The enclosing of the porch occurred in the 1920s. At the second floor level, the fa├žade is symmetrical, with the large central bay balanced by smaller stained glass windows on each side. The dormer window at the third floor level is in the hip design.

The front door and much of the wood in the home is birch. To the right of the door is a Prairie design stained glass. Inside, the reception hall and living room are one open space. The staircase has its original birch newel post in a carved four square design. The balusters are birch. All the wood has been stained in a deep rich brown. The oak floors are original. At the end of the living room is the fireplace, which had been painted over. Under the white paint were classic Prairie green tiles. On either side of the fireplace are two stained glass windows in a geometric design.

The dining room has a south facing bay window. Around the room is a replicated double plate rail. Parts of it were discovered under the porch and the owners had it replicated and installed in the room where a shadow indicated it had been originally. On one wall, there may have been a built-in buffet, but now all the furniture is free standing. The wall paper is Bradbury and Bradbury.

The back wall of the dining room was the end of the house. There were double French doors opening onto a porch. This porch had been expanded and enclosed by previous owners. Because of its weak structure, it was replaced with the beautiful addition. This den features a wood burning fireplace of river rock, which is cantilevered. The windows duplicate Prairie design. At the back of the room is the door to the small back porch and stairs to the yard and patio.

The kitchen was expanded during the remodeling. Both the floor and cabinets are cherry. The doors of the cabinet have hammered glass. The window at the back of the kitchen is new. Arts and Crafts tiling has been installed as the back splash. The counter top is laminate. The sink is in the original position in the kitchen. To accommodate the new powder room, the pantry was removed. The china hutch is original.

The new powder room was added to replace the original powder room that was part of the staircase to the basement. It has been designed with prairie style colored tiles and a bead board wainscoting.

On the second floor, you will see two bedrooms and a bath. The front bedroom was probably the master bedroom. The stained glass window can be seen from the inside. In this room is the staircase to the third floor. The original floor plan had three bedrooms. With the addition, there are still three bedrooms, but a master bath was added.

This home was featured in three different issues of Better Homes and Gardens.

As you complete the tour please exit through the kitchen to the back yard and view the home from the back.