Lane House, 1980

Dot (Mom) and I took a short drive on April 1 to celebrate her release from the rehabilitation center. As we did many times in past years, we drove past several of John’s (Dad’s) houses in south Champaign. Here is a look at one.

The Lane house was built in 1980. The house differs from most other Replinger-designed houses in its complex, non-right-angle plan. The main section of the house is oriented east of south, almost southwest-northeast, parallel with the lake shore. Likewise, the garage and driveway area are oriented away from the cardinal directions, this time northwest to southeast. The two section are connected by an entry section that is perpendicular to the main section of the house. So all this creates an interesting façade from the street, which is enhanced by the well-designed and well-maintained landscaping. The owners have maintained the house in splendid condition.


Lane House, street side, from northeast

Lane House
Street side, from northeast

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Lake side, from southwest
Note overturned aluminum boats


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Showing bridge over lake inlet, from southwest


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Detail, chimney and shed dormer


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Street view 2, from north

Lane house map view

Lane house, Google Maps satellite view

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