Designed with an open floor plan for graceful entertaining, the Stewart Inn was created in the Prairie Style by architect George W. Maher, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Maher designed this outstanding mansion using quality woods, beautiful art glass and light fixtures, superb craftsmanship, and incredible architectural details…all still intact today - over 100 years later!
This spacious room has several tables to provide private dining. An extraordinary art glass chandelier hangs from the beamed ceiling to light the main table. The East wall is a segmental arch featuring curved art glass windows and French doors leading to the Grand Porch.
The incredible fused-glass fireplace topped by a segmental arch is the highlight and focal point of the room. Other details include beamed ceiling, tall wainscoting, and large display cabinet. Tiffany tulip chandeliers and wall sconces cast a warm glow throughout the room.
Across from the fireplace is a spectacular art glass window that incorporates the geometric and floral motifs designed by architect George W. Maher. Beneath the window is a padded seat that provides a cozy perch when warmed by the radiator it covers.
A century ago the reception room was used by party guests to review their grooming before entering the drawing room. Today it serves as a media room. Rich mahogany woodwork, art glass windows, and deep red walls give this room a tranquil feeling.
Flanked by tulip-capped columns, the foyer provides access to the main staircase, the library, and the servants' side of the mansion. An arched window on the South wall balances the arched entry to the foyer. Tulip wall sconces and matching chandelier repeat the architectural motifs of the mansion.
Originally Hiram Stewart's office, this room now serves as a library. The focal point is a massive Arts and Crafts fireplace. Overhead is a unique ventilation system designed to exhaust cigar smoke.
Grand Porch & Private Courtyard
French doors from the dining room lead to the Grand Porch, a private, rain-or-shine place to relax and enjoy nature. A few steps down there is a large private patio surrounded by trees, shrubs, flower gardens, and a beautiful cascading fountain. Courtyard night lighting imbues the area with a magical quality.