Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

1350 N. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


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Located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Loyola Lake County is home to the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, set in a beautiful 100-acre estate.

Completed in 1916, originally this was the home of Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company, and designed by Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall in the Italianate style. Its gardens and landscaping were designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. 

In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought the home and lived there with his family, and in 2009, the Cuneo Foundation, the family foundation of John Cuneo Jr. gave the estate to Loyola University Chicago. The $50 million gift, the largest in Loyola's history, included the museum’s  extensive collection of art and furnishings.