The 16-room, nearly 5,000-square foot house sits on a lovely block in Evanston, Illinois. Its original owners, who oversaw the residence's construction in 1891, would be proud of how beautiful it still looks today.
Built in 1891 in Evanston, Illinois, the house showcases the Tudor Revival style of architecture. The inside has received respectful modern upgrades over the years to keep the kitchen, living areas and seven bedrooms comfortable for today's needs.
A hellstrip is an opportunity to establish a xeric, or waterwise, zone by using plants that won't need irrigation, says Evelyn J. Hadden, author of "Hellstrip Gardening" (April 2014, Timber Press). Tough plants can be beautiful too, as a border in Evanston, Wyo., uses varieties of yarrow (Achillea millefolium).