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Gorgeous Modernist Glass Box in Highland Park Asks $745K

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The work of James Speyer, a modernist and Mies disciple who designed the iconic Ferris Bueller Ferrari house, this Highland Park four-bedroom could be your chance to live the less-is-more lifestyle. Sadly, the moment to buy for less has passed, since the home last sold in 1999 for $129k, or $40 a square foot. Lined with oversized glass windows, the double-rectangle layout is shaded during the summer by the trees scattered around the large lot, which is within walking distance of the lake. Speyer was noted for introducing more warmth to the glass box concept, and that plays out here with a wood-and-brick interior and sizable fireplace. This isn't the first time the home has gotten a nice write-up; it was the Tribune home of the week in 1953. As a wise man once said, "life moves pretty fast;" if you're interested, you may want to attend the open house this Sunday afternoon.

·1225 Lincoln Avenue South [Zillow]
·Modern Marvels archives [Curbed Chicago]