Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian homes, Edward Humrich's low-slung design for this 1951 Riverwoods house relies on walls of windows, skylights, and earthy materials to connect the interiors with their natural wooded setting. These same features help stretch the spaces which might otherwise suffer from the 7' ceilings— a Humrich trademark. And, like many mid-century modern homes, there's just one fireplace, but it's central and extra-brawny. The single-story home manages 3,000 square feet, with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, library, sun room, and sitting room. Humrich was a self-taught architect who was commissioned in the early 50s to design Riverwoods, IL. He's represented by more than 40 homes in the super-leafy enclave. Sparsely-populated, Riverwoods also bleeds into Lake County Forest Preserve. The property itself boasts 1.7 acres— not obscene for the neighborhood. "Live in a work of art & commune with nature", goes the brokerbabble. In this case, we're forced to concur. All this for $669K? Nice. A tip-o'-the-hat to PrairieMod for flagging the listing.
·Listing: 2925 Arrowwood Trail, Riverwoods, IL [Prudential Rubloff]
·Edward Humrich [Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond]