Stone Porch by the Lake was recognized by the Evanston Preservation Commission with the Preservation & Design Award in the category of Proper rehabilitation/Restoration. 

The Preservation & Design Award recognizes local architects, property owners, and contractors for their contribution to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the City of Evanston. The Proper rehabilitation/Restoration category specifically recognizes projects implemented with special regard to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Current co-owners Jennifer Pritzker, and Jim and Carrie King who together orchestrated the two-year rehabilitation project took special care to ensure the rich history of the house was articulated in the final product. “Stone Porch is truly an Evanston treasure,” said Ms. Pritzker. “It comes with a rich history that we felt compelled to honor and showcase.”

The project to transform the Tudor revival mansion, built in 1889, drew accolades from architects and historians alike for its rehabilitation and renovation which simultaneously achieves meticulous and exquisite preservation of the original design of the house, while featuring the latest in modern amenities.

“The house offers a luxurious and authentic experience down to the last detail,” said Carrie King, who now manages Stone Porch day-to-day as the innkeeper. “We have preserved and fully updated the property using local vendors for everything from the breakfast foods and flowers to the décor and paintings.”