A French Normandy home in River Forest, Part 1

In the 1930s the stone masons and designers knew how to build tasteful stone homes. Anyone who’s seen the faux castles being built today knows that’s a lost art.

Tony and Kathy Iwersen show me around a French Normandy style home in the “estate section” of River Forest. It’s an area that people move to primarily for the excellent public schools.

The Art Deco interior boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, 10 to 12-foot plaster-relief ceilings, original parquet floors and walnut paneling and wainscoting that would be prohibitively expensive to duplicate today.

In this part of our video we look at the exterior of the home and talk about the community. In part 2 we tour the interior.

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