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Barrington's Coolest Home Was Designed By a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice

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Photos: VHT Studios

When you think about Barrington, what comes to mind? Do you think of South Barrington's McMansions, or perhaps the pleasant Victorian homes within the village? Maybe you think about the fighting in Barrington Hills over bicyclists and trees. The area has a vast inventory of large homes, with some even getting air time on popular TV shows. However, beyond the neoclassical columns and marble statues are some surprisingly awesome homes. Tucked away between two golf courses in North Barrington lies this oddly shaped but incredible home. Built in 1969, this pagoda-like home was designed by former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Don Erickson. It sits on a huge ten acre lot and features an indoor pool, heated floors, a conversation pit, a "Jamaican roof" and a really neat tile mosaic. But most important of all, it just oozes '60s mod coolness.

The home first listed after Erickson's death in 2006 for $3.9 million, but after a few years and a few price cuts, the home's ask dropped down to only $1 million. According to the listing history, the home sold in March of 2011 for only $835,000. However, it returns to the market this week asking $3.975 million. Considering that many mansions in the area are asking roughly the same price (or much more), this home is a truly an architectural treasure.

·26280 West Route 22, Barrington, IL [@properties]
·26280 West Route 22, Barrington, IL [Estately]
·Not Quite Frank Lloyd Wright in a Windy City Suburb [Curbed National]
·An Architect's "Shagadelic" Barrington Home [Chicago Mag]
·Previous Barrington coverage [Curbed Chicago]
·Modern Marvels archives [Curbed Chicago]