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Jim Nagle-Designed Home Marries Mundane and Expressive

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There's not a ton of work by architect Jim Nagle on the MLS. Either that or we're oblivious to it. A member of the Chicago Seven, a group of architects that sought a counterpoint to the "doctrinal application of modernism", Nagle has designed the Kinzie Park Tower, Homan Square housing, and many a suburban home. Here's a curious example of the latter: a four-bed, 5.5-bath mini-manse that reads like a fortified collection of A-frames. The all-gray exterior shuns neighborliness with its scarcity of front-facing ground floor windows. The socializing happens at rear, with an entire length of windows greeting the pool deck. The home's interiors are very livable, if a bit dull. Double-height ceilings appear in all the right places, all lighting in inset, there's a sleek kitchen and set of newer bathrooms, an interior balcony, fireplace, and a second-floor rotunda with window seating. The lot measures nearly an acre and sits a few meandering blocks from the lake. The ask: $1.699M.
·Listing: 1031 Ashley Road, Lake Forest [Coldwell Banker]