One former Woman's Club is about to bite the dust in Winnetka, while another far more sublime one has just hit the market in River Forest. Converted to single-family use, the listing highlights how its restoration capitalized on elements of sustainable design by employing geothermal heating and cooling systems and solar water heating. Built in 1913 as a commission by William Drummond (known for his Wright and Sullivan collabs and prominent River Forest structures), not much has changed architecturally: its facade is intact, the interior boasts lots of original glass and woodwork, and it retains all the drama of the former club's congregating spaces. The porte cochere has also been restored. The home occupies a meticulously landscaped 1/3 acre lot. Asking $1.575M, this marks its first market appearance. A tip 'o the hat to Prairie Mod for sniffing out the listing.
·Listing: 526 Ashland Ave, River Forest [Baird & Warner]