An updated Ernest Mayo home in Evanston

Ernest Mayo immigrated to Chicago from his native England in 1891. Although his architectural work spanned a variety of commercial, educational and residential projects he's best known for the many homes he designed in Chicago's North Shore suburb.

Mayo lived in Evanston, where he designed more than 30 homes. The architectural practice he founded with his son Peter lasted until 1964, surviving his death in 1946.

Mayo designed in a range of architectural idioms, but his homes tend to traditional styles. The 6-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1215 Forest Ave in southeast Evanston has generously-sized rooms and a floor plan that's been updated to contemporary standards. The showpiece of the home is a de Giulio kitchen with its adjacent family room and breakfast nook. The oversized lot hosts a 3-car garage.

The home is listed at $1,899,000 with Linda Levin of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty.

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