Magnificent Howard Van Doren Shaw Italian Renaissance on coveted Orrington Ave, steps to Lake, downtown Evanston & NU. Gracious flow throughout w/ views of raised terrace, gardens & expansive double lot. Original quarter-sawn oak floors, architectural details, fixtures & natural light abound. Stunning cross-vault ceilings in entry rooms. Gorgeous LR features detailed plaster moldings, French windows, 3 exposures & prominent FP. Handsome wood-paneled Library. Lovely, spacious DR w/French windows & picture frame molding. Fully updated eat-in kitchen w/ butler's pantry flows naturally into FR addition w/ FP & transomed windows. Master suite features stained glass entry, new his & her bths, dressing rm w/custom closets. 4 generous bedrooms on 2nd fl. Charming enclosed porch & deep walk-in linen closet. 3rd floor playrm/bedrm plus 6th bedrm & full bath. Zoned CAC. Perfectly maintained. Rare opportunity to be the 5th owners of this elegant, historically significant, former consulate home.