The Museum’s 31st annual Spring Housewalk, “Historic Homes Transformed,” features four beautiful historic homes in east Wilmette, including one Local Landmark. Homeowners have embraced original features of each home while transforming the interior spaces to suit their individual tastes and lifestyles. The homes provide four great examples of ways to enjoy living in an older home in 2018. Housewalk highlights include beautiful original fireplaces, pristinely maintained custom wood paneling and ironwork from the 1920s, as well as dramatic, modern kitchens and rustic contemporary interiors with old barn wood beams and doors. Ticket-holders will tour inside a gracious home designed by Edwin Clark, architect for Plaza Del Lago’s Spanish-style complex and many of the Thorne Rooms at the Chicago Art Institute, a beautifully restored 1880s home with original barn, and two elegant homes from the early 1900s, one a Local Landmark.
Guides will be on hand to enhance the interior tours with details about the history and beautiful, architectural elements that give each home its unique character. An informative brochure about the history, architecture and early owners of the four homes is included in the ticket price. The housewalk is a great event for history buffs, home remodelers, and for those who are just curious and would enjoy an afternoon stroll and a fun outing.
The Spring Housewalk is held each year to support the work of the Wilmette Historical Museum in preserving our village’s past. Tickets are $50 for Museum members; $60 for non-members and $25 for students. Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the Houswalk at the Museum beginning at 12:30 p.m. Credit cards and cash are accepted.
The Museum appreciates the generous support of Castino Painting Inc.; Cook Architectural Design Studio, Inc.; de Giulio kitchen design; Hanson Roofing, Inc.; Jen Jacobson Home; Millen Hardware; Morgante Wilson; North Shore Community Bank and Trust; Peyote; and Wolffhager Inc.; all sponsors of this year’s housewalk.