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Villa Turicum
Diagram Over Image at Lake Terraces
Field Condition Survey of Terrace 7 Stair
Villa Turicum Original Sketch
Tennessee Marble Scallop Fountain

Lake Forest, IL - Architect Charles A. Platt of New York designed Villa Turicum as a palatial country estate for Edith Rockefeller McCormick (Harold McCormick).  Completed in 1912, the estate’s plan and design encompassed the inspiration of Italian villas and the Renaissance Revival style.  Originally a 300 acre estate, the features evaluated as part of this assessment are located on a much smaller private residential subplot of the original land estimated to be under three acres in size.


Preserve, LLC was part of a team to evaluate, document, prioritize, and price the task of restoring the original hardscape features on site culminating in a Hardscape Masonry Assessment.  Currently, Preserve is projet managing Phase One Stabilization of the Lake Terraces.


The Lake Terraces are comprised of seven levels with five sets of stairs.

Lake Terrace 1: Top Terrace

Lake Terrace 2: Twin Dolphin Terrace and Concrete Stair

Lake Terrace 3: Cherub Landing and Stair

Lake Terrace 4: Upper Seashell Cascade Stair and Tub Planter Landing

Lake Terrace 5: Pelican Landing

Lake Terrace 6: Lower Seashell Cascade Stair and Lower Patio

Lake Terrace 7: Pool House Stair and Pool House

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