A Peek Inside...

A Peek Inside...

Janel Laban
Jan 31, 2007

We sometimes feel like we live in the land of mega-mansions. The behemoth newer single family homes in our neighborhood just don't pique our interest about what lies beyond the front door in many cases. There are, of course, a few notable exceptions like 636 W. Willow - an interest shared by Jennifer at The Place Where We Live. The hint of trees growing in the central part of the home was so intriguing.

After seven years of riding our bike by and wondering, it is nice to finally get the scoop. Because it is for sale we got a peek at the interior through the magic of an online real estate listing. The home surrounds a 37x37 courtyard. The walls that encircle the courtyard have floor to ceiling windows. Sigh.

There is a distinct prairie feel to some of the design details - we are curious to know which architects and designers worked on the project.

After seeing more of the home (and its inevitable price tag) we can say that we won't really pine for this grand place. In the end, the garden which caught our eye from the street is still our favorite thing about it - so we'll just resign ourselves to continue to be a bit envious of that...

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