The Alfred A. Schiller House, a work of architect Paul Schweikher with addition by Keck+Keck, has returned to market in Glen Ellyn. Listed in 2008 for $735,900, the ask on this exemplary Midcentury Modern home—on the National Register—dipped to $585K by early 2009. And now it's back as a short sale for just $450K. Recognized for its absence of exterior windows, the 3-bed looks inward to an "Asian zen" courtyard. There aren't a lot of places like this: mahogany walls & ceilings, circular brick fireplace, large skylights, and terrazzo floors merge in a monastical manner. The home is located near Glen Ellyn Lake Park and the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve, and claims landscaped gardens and woods of its own.
·Listing: 734 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn [Baird & Warner]
·Alfred A. Schiller House [Wikipedia]
·Keck+Keck Coverage [Curbed Chicago]