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Cast Stone Adds Value and Gives Curb Appeal to State of the Art Retirement Community

Architect: OWP & P
Esche & Lee
G. Porter & Co.
Turner Construction
Photography: Mike Marusak

Lake Forest Place, a continuing care retirement community built on forty-nine acres in Lake Forest, Illinois, was completed in 1998. Owned and operated by Presbyterian Homes, an independent not-for-profit corporation, the campus contains one hundred sixty-eight apartments, eighty-two cottages, thirty assisted living apartments, a fifty-seven room nursing care center, and a centrally located Town Center. Cast stone was used on exterior wall areas as wall panels, soffit, window and door heads, window sills, wall coping, radius landscape wall coping, benches, pier caps, and building signs.

Detail Corner (Lake Forest Place)

Each entry of the complex was made eye-appealing by the exclusive use of Cast Stone panels.  Cast Stone is attached to steel through the use of stainless steel coil loop inserts, split tail anchors, shelf angles and strap anchors.  Cast Stone joints are closed by using backer rod and sealant.

Lake Forest Place - Porte Cochere Section Detail