The modernist architects Keck + Keck worked hundreds of projects in the Chicago area and, unlike many of their contemporaries, took livability and affordability to heart. Although inflated by notoriety in today's marketplace, many Keck designs are modest ranches or apartment buildings. This 1960 Wilmette specimen isn't their cheapest or smallest, but certainly leans toward that end of the spectrum. It's also far from memorable, on first sighting anyway. The interiors are sorta intriguing though, with classy wood paneling (a fine line), floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, a stately fireplace, and a super jazzy staircase. But there's still a staleness that pleads for restoration. The 3,000-square-foot home sits on a sizable lot (0.3 acres) one block from a golf course and a mile from the Metra. New-to-market, the asking price is $695K.
·Listing: 2633 Kenilworth Ave, Wilmette [Jameson Sotheby's]
·Complete Keck + Keck Coverage [Curbed Chicago]