Established as a city in 1869, Highland Park, Ill., is home to a vibrant shopping district, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S., projects by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and this wonderfully preserved Victorian. With high-tech upgrades across the interior, the home blends history with modern comfort.
Preserve the Light - One constant conundrum with a non-open-floor-plan is how to preserve that lovely sense of flowing light. A large doorway into a bedroom offers additional light and overflow space for guests.
A recent addition to this Phoenix home is cantilevered over the red-rock mountain and lower patio, preserving the outdoor living area. The addition includes a modern version of a Juliet balcony, offering the bedroom inside a view of the valley below and skyline. Underneath the structure is a shady spot for the grill and a dog-washing area.