Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Adler and Dangler, Architects (firm); Elkins, Frances Adler, Interior Designer (firm); David Adler (architect); Frances Adler Elkins (interior designer)

Dates: [unspecified]

Lake Forest, IL

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Brother and sister David Adler (1882-1949) and Frances Elkins (1888-1953) worked on this residence north of Chicago, IL.

This house in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, contained a remarkable library designed by Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953), that had walls covered in goatskin, a radical design choice for the period. In 2005, the residence was the only remaining that preserved untouched the collaborative work of Frances Elkins and her brother, architect David Adler (1882-1949). (See Eve M. Kahn, "A 28-Year Love Affair With a Pair of Stylish Siblings," New York Times, 06/02/2005,Accessed 09/21/2011.)

PCAD id: 2100