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The Buck Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 June 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This Italian-style home was built in 1872 at a cost of $4,500 for Warren H. Ellis. Former Waukegan mayor Fred Buck acquired the house in 1919, who added the south-facing sun porch from which he could view his orchards. In 1976, the house was designated one of 27 Bicentennial landmarks in the city, and in 1978, it was listed as a contributing structure to the Near North Historic District when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owners acquired the house in May 2002.

Prominent features of the exterior include the elaborate bracketed cornice, intricate window surrounds, ten-foot high double-entry doors, and the center turret with concave Mansard roof. The Chicago Paint and Coatings Association recognized the authentic Victorian paint scheme with an award in 2006. The interior has been faithfully restored by the current owners and furnished with their collection of Victorian antiques. One of the most interesting features of the house is the authentic Victorian-era kitchen complete with beadboard wainscoting and two wood-burning stoves.

Photo captured March 25, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 250 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The style is really astonishing for this big building of which you made a very beautiful photo.

1 Jun 2020 5:06am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique architecture pour cette maison , j'aime beaucoup !

1 Jun 2020 5:14am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Oh my, Steven. What fabulous colors for this grand beauty!

1 Jun 2020 5:25am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Elle est superbe cette bâtisse.
Beaucoup de charme.
Bonne journée Steven

1 Jun 2020 7:30am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wonderful colours indeed!

1 Jun 2020 7:43am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful details. Very nice colors.

1 Jun 2020 7:45am

jean pierre from Paris, France

beau bâtiment!!

1 Jun 2020 7:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent architectural capture and the paint job certainly emphasises the structure's details

1 Jun 2020 8:05am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette façade

1 Jun 2020 8:36am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Très belle demeure à l'architecture riche en nombreux détails et aux couleurs harmonieuses !
Merci aussi pour les informations concernant son histoire.
Bonne journée Steven

1 Jun 2020 8:42am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's so well accented isn't it with the trimmings.

1 Jun 2020 9:50am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh what a wonderful place and editing

1 Jun 2020 9:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great look at this magnificent house Steven.

1 Jun 2020 10:24am

Rose Swalls from United States

What a beauty! I love everything about it. So much to see!

1 Jun 2020 10:56am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful old house. So much character. New ones don't have it.

1 Jun 2020 12:34pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Wonderful architecture, i like !

1 Jun 2020 2:33pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow..what a fabulous house Steven !! So many lovely glass windows !!!!And thank you for all this information...

1 Jun 2020 2:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A magnificent house with beautiful architectural design. A fine shot and interesting information. :)

1 Jun 2020 4:00pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Superb house and a good treatment with details and colors !

1 Jun 2020 4:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An elegant home with notable style.

1 Jun 2020 5:19pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured the lines and colors so beautifully

1 Jun 2020 5:38pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Cadrage et détails superbes. C'est une magnifique maison.

1 Jun 2020 5:48pm

willy from Belgium

une superbe bâtisse aux jolies couleurs Steven


1 Jun 2020 6:34pm

sherri from Litte Rock, Arkansas, United States

that doesn't seem like near enough the amount of money for the build. it's quite exquisite and wonderful that it's maintained so well.

1 Jun 2020 6:36pm

cherpantier v from Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, France

Superbe définition

1 Jun 2020 9:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That sure is an impressive structure.

1 Jun 2020 10:03pm

bruce millen from Kingston, Canada

Nice crisp presentation. Norman Bates would feel at home here.

1 Jun 2020 10:46pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wow - impressively crisp and colorful, this is a delightful historical architectural shot

2 Jun 2020 12:33am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just stunning. I love the architecture, the style and the color. A magnificent home. It has been lovingly cared for all these years.

2 Jun 2020 1:46am

Remus from Portugal

It's a house with a color, or mixture of colors, something out of the ordinary. But visually it works very well.
Great capture.

2 Jun 2020 3:19pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing lines.

2 Jun 2020 11:25pm

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

Très belle cette demeure, on doit s'y sentir à l'aise et en sécurité.
Merci pour les informations jointes à cette belle image qui nous raconte en détails, l'histoire de cette magnifique maison.

3 Jun 2020 2:08am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wow what a beautiful house! I love how it's been taken care of!

3 Jun 2020 2:56am