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Dresser-Designed Suburban Waterfront Home Lists for $475K

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Striking an elegant pose on the shore of North Barrington's Honey Lake, this "Wright-inspired" four-bed isn't just another cheap knockoff. It's got the confidence befitting a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice. And indeed, the home is the handiwork of noted architect James Dresser, a post-WWII member of the Taliesin Fellowship and proponent of organic architecture. There's definitely something organic about the low-slung layout with rooms of widely varying size, height, and materials. And the exterior clearly suggests a chiseled and polished rock pile. The 3,000-square-foot home's signature elements are undeniably the two-level glass wall and lofted master bedroom. The kitchen is small but very open, as are the secondary bedrooms. Also included: two wood-burning fireplaces; numerous skylights; den; deck; three-car garage; and a private boat dock. The serene property totals a half-acre, and is newly listed for $475K. Hey, not bad.
·Listing: 519 Beachview Lane, North Barrington [@properties]