An outstanding MCM ranch in exurban Long Grove has just listed for sale for the first time in 46 years. The 3/2 home boasts 2,200 square feet on a single level, within a 0.94-acre wooded property. Built in 1955 by relatively-obscure architect Richard J. Stromberg, the horizontally-inclined exterior has Roman brick and redwood with long overhangs— together echoing a Wright or Sullivan. The interiors have less of this embedded DNA (the centralized grand fireplace being an exception), but the simple materials, open layout, and furnishings adhere to a midcentury modern aesthetic. According to a Modern Illinois feature, the owners purchased the house in 1967 and have made several sensitive upgrades— to the kitchen, bathrooms, ceilings fixtures, and in splitting the master bedroom into two smaller bedrooms. They also built a back deck with "clean, low lines" to match the house. Original features include the Douglas Fir beamed ceilings, mix of floorings, mahogany walls, and the aforementioned fireplace. The ask: $475K.
·Listing: 3461 W Mardan Drive, Long Grove [Baird & Warner]