'Broad Lea' Lake Forest Estate Recreation of Side Porch

Joymark had the pleasure of recreating a side porch for the 'Broad Lea' in Lake Forest, originally designed by Howard Van Shaw for a family with direct links to figures in Chicago's literary, industrial, architectural and meatpacking history 

According to the description from Realtor.com

"Howard Van Doren Shaw "Broad Lea" renovated and decorated to perfection. Gourmet kitchen, new designer baths, glass conservatory, new screen porches spectacular private setting on nearly an acre of mature trees, bluestone patios organic vegetable gardens. Step out your door its a short hop to Ragdale Meadow. The master suite has been transformed, light and bright, his and hers baths and closets. a beautiful sleeping porch await the summer nights and sounds of the prairie."

According to Crain's

"Named Broad Lea, it was the home of Edward Carry, a railcar executive who became head of Pullman in 1922....

Railcar executive Carry and his wife, whose first name could not be found, had a daughter, Peg Carry, who in 1914 was dubbed one of Chicago's "Big Four" socialites by Time magazine. Also in the quartet was Ginevra King, whose brief teen-years romance with future novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald became fodder for his book "The Great Gatsby."

The Carry home appears in Fitzgerald's diary as the scene of an August 1916 party he attended.

Peg Carry later married Edward Cudahy Jr., a meatpacking executive who had been the subject of a notorious kidnapping in his boyhood in Omaha, Neb. He was later chairman of Cudahy Packing, an Omaha company with operations in East Chicago, Ind."

Here is a gallery of images from the project:



Dale Moore