Past Events

A. Perry Homes - Black Creek Event in Wilmette, IL
Thursday, October 6th | 5:30pm - 8:00pm


The Winnetka Club’s Annual ‘Lifestyles of the North Shore’ Housewalk


Save the Date
May 20, 2021

Spend a glorious day touring several homes on the annual Winnetka Club 'Lifestyles of the North Shore' Housewalk. Voted the "Best Housewalk on the North Shore." A. Perry Homes will be featuring a home remodel project that was recently completed in Glencoe. This event supports New Trier Township high school scholarships and local philanthropies.



Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1

Please join us for an exclusive two-day shopping event at A. Perry Homes. The off-site estate sale features items from clients who are taking advantage of the firm's new ReFresh offering.

SHOP: 10 am - 2 pm
WHERE: A. Perry Homes, 1220 Washington Avenue, Wilmette, IL

Gingerbread House Building for Charity


Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Gingerbread Home Building for Charity with A. Perry Homes

This holiday season, giving back is as easy as building a gingerbread house. A. Perry Homes hosted their annual Gingerbread Building for Charity event.  Kids built their best gingerbread house and the winner received $250 to donate to their favorite charity.  Our architects and staff will be on hand for technical guidance and to ensure everyone has a great time!


A. Perry Homes Design Studio
1220 Washington Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091


A. Perry Homes Open House

Saturday, September 28th 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Considering a home project, but don't know where to begin?

Visit A. Perry Homes Open House at 900 Linden Lane, Glenview in the Glen Oak Acres neighborhood

Get a Free consultation with the best Architects & Construction Professionals around!

Around Town on Chicago's WGN 9

Friday, May 17th, 2019 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dream...Build...Enjoy University

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Everything you need to know about finding, designing, building, remodeling, and financing your home. Inside expert tips on the whole process. In 90 minutes you will get all the information you need to be a smarter consumer. Question and answer session led by Architect, Realtor, Builder, Remodeler & Mortgage broker.

1:30 PM

1220 Washington Ave, Wilmette, IL
RSVP to [email protected] or 847-370-0668

Cost - Free to attend! 



January 26, 2019

6:00 - 10:00 pm

A. Perry Homes' annual Winterfest event is an upscale cocktail attire Gala and silent auction benefitting Northwestern Settlement.  This year's theme is a night in Monte Carlo and will feature blackjack, poker, craps, roulette and the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.  We look forward to seeing you there; it will surely be an excellent evening!

Cost:  $50 entry includes food, drink, and $500 in chips.

Gingerbread House Building for Charity


Sat, December 8, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Gingerbread Home Building for Charity with A. Perry Homes

This holiday season, giving back is as easy as building a gingerbread house. A. Perry Homes hosted their annual Gingerbread Building for Charity event.  Kids built their best gingerbread house and the winner received $250 to donate to their favorite charity.  Our architects and staff will be on hand for technical guidance and to ensure everyone has a great time!


A. Perry Homes Design Studio
1220 Washington Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

To Register please visit

15th Annual MainStreet Libertyville Home Tour

June 9, 2018

Join us for the 15th annual MainStreet Libertyville Home Tour on Saturday June 9th and tour TWO A. Perry Homes. The 'Architect's Cottage' at 1203 Oak Trail Drive and the 'New American Tudor' at 15551 W. Rockland Road will both be open from 10:00 - 3:00. The Architect's Cottage is FOR SALE. All the photos and listing information can be seen at 

Get your $20 tickets for this rare opportunity to tour two A. Perry Homes at

Designer Kitchens of the North Shore Kitchen Tour

May 4, 2018

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore invites you to join us for Magical Year 8: Designer Kitchens of The North Shore Friday May 4, 2018! A. Perry Homes will have TWO homes featured on the Tour.

The annual Kitchen Tour, held each spring, is devoted to showcasing a selection of the North Shore’s exquisite residences, specifically highlighting the latest in kitchen design, architecture, and a range of exceptional interior design and styles. Additionally, complementary tabletop and floral trends from local vendors are featured throughout each home. The tour is a self-guided through five homes in Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glenview.

Proceeds from the tour support the Junior League of Evanston- North Shore’s funding for the charitable activities of the League. We are an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Purchase tickets here:

Make 2018 the Most Badass Year

Philippe Cesson

Philippe Cesson

Tony Perry

Tony Perry

January 17, 2018 | 6:30 PM

January 17, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Libertyville Women’s Guild Housewalk

The Women's guild proudly invites you tour 5 of Libertyville's finest homes on their annual "Doorways to Christmas" Housewalk on Wednesday December 6th from 10:00 am  - 8:00 pm.  Newly constructed and designed for a young growing family, the homeowners wanted a home unlike any other which combined Tudor, Contemporary, and Prairie styles. Don’t miss the secret fireplace log bench, built-in Cat Condo, powder room stone wall, ’Fin’ trim details, expansive kitchen island with 6 foot sink, and many other unique architectural elements. 

Contact Anthony at [email protected] or at 847-370-0668 to register. See more of their work at


North Shore Art League Artists Exhibit

Join us and the North Shore Art League on Friday October 20th to meet award winning artist Peter Jablowkow and explore his watercolor works.  A trained architect, Peter started migrating towards art by becoming an architectural illustrator. Peter’s work shows his love for loose, fresh watercolor, igniting his current series of work, which overlays a looser, more colorful painting style on top of a tight drawing style. Wine and light appetizers will be served and parking is available on the street.  RSVP to [email protected]

Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Retreat

The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce used the A. Perry Design Studio to host their first ever retreat lead by the Executive Service Corp.  Topics of discussion included:  Building a successful board, Ensuring effective planning, and Ensuring adequate financial resources.

Terrarium Building on Screen Break

Take a Screen Break and learn about micro climates while planting a mini-terrarium using recycled materials at A. Perry Homes new Design Studio at 1220 Washington Ave, Wilmette.  Instruction and all materials are generously provided by Lurveys Supply & Garden Center.

Architecture Boot Camp for Kids

A. Perry Homes partnered with the Alliance for Early Childhood to provide screen free activities in March. Kids visited A. Perry Homes design studio on Saturday March 11th at 1220 Washington Ave in Wilmette from 12:00 - 3:00 and learned how to design their very own custom home from an A. Perry Homes principal architect.

Wilmette Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast


Introduce your business to a room filled with fellow businesspeople interested in connecting with you and helping you to gain more clients. Motivational guest speaker, Dr. Ben Duke from Elite Wellness will talk about "Planning to win every day."  Learn daily habits and tips from the world's most successful people. Dr. Duke will show you how to attack each day for success and fulfillment. Covering:
1. Top 3 daily habits by highly successful entrepreneurs
2. The top trick to turn your mind ON in the morning
3. Find your best evening routine

ReDefined Fitness Detox Week Cooking Demonstration

Join us for our Kickoff Seminar and learn all about the 7 Day Detox. We will have real food examples and a chef demonstration from Chef Lori of Crave Cuisine showing us what to eat and how to cook. We will also have tips from Nutritionist, Tia Rains and our own Redefined Trainer, Corey Shackelford. Come and learn all about DETOXING and why....

National Charity League Chapter Kick Off

The National Charity League, is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society. Each NCL chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic partners through hands-on volunteer activities. Mothers and daughters participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural activities.

NS Issue Release Celebration


Thursday, July 20th, 2017


Make It Better Best of 2017


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Please join us for a Best of 2017 Winners Toast

4-6 p.m.

A. Perry Homes Design Studio
1220 Washington Ave.,

Designer Kitchens of the North Shore Kitchen Tour - Hosted by the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore.


Friday, May 5, 2017

The 2017 Designer Kitchens of the North Shore Kitchen Tour will take place Friday, May 5, 2017. In its 7th year, the Kitchen Tour raises significant revenue to fund important programs of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore.

Grand Opening


Friday, April 21, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the official grand opening of our new studio space in Wilmette.

Drinks and light apps will be served.

Spring Break 2017


ScreenBreak began as “TV Tune Out Week” in 1995. The event focused on swapping television time for more engaging entertainment options. As technology advanced, this special week expanded to include all types of electronic screens, and the name “ScreenBreak” was adopted to reflect this inclusive approach. The program reminds parents, educators, and students the value of stepping away from screen-based technology to participate in more engaging, play-based learning and entertainment options.

For Kids 5k

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The For Kids 5k is our annual race benefitting the kids of Northwestern Settlement, a charity that nurtures, educates and inspires families in Chicago’s West Town community.

Healthful Habits


At a very special evening, Healthful Habits shared some cooking techniques at the A. Perry Studio. The talented Chef HC served up a delicious plant-based dinner, and as a special treat to guests, the world-renowned Dr. Colin Campbell, author of the New York Times best selling book, The China Study, skyped in for a live interview.

Holiday Hoopla at the A. Perry Design Studio


A day of holiday fun for the kids featuring photos with Santa in front of the A. Perry fireplace, horse and carriage rides around charming Winnetka, live music from the New Trier Choir, crafts, hot cocoa and snacks.

A. Perry Haunted House Coloring Contest


Here's one of the winners of the annual A. Perry Haunted House Coloring Contest! As a prize for turning one of our recent renderings into a frightening haunted houses, every winner received a gift certificate to Toys R' Us!