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Evanston’s infamous ‘house that moved’ lists for $625K

The 88-year old Prairie School structure was cut apart and relocated via flatbed truck in 2015

Originally constructed in in 1928 Wilmette, Illinois, this Prairie style home has the rare distinction of occupying multiple addresses during its 88-year history. Designed by notable Frank Lloyd Wright disciple John S. Van Bergen, the three-bedroom structure found itself under threat of demolition a couple years ago. Purchased by preservation-minded architect Christopher Enck for just $10, the house gained local notoriety when it was disassembled into three large pieces, placed on trucks, and hauled to 2771 Crawford Avenue in nearby Evanston.

After a careful restoration of many of the home’s original features such as its Prairie-esque millwork as well as the addition of a number of modern upgrades, "the house that moved" hit the market earlier this week. For $625,000 you can own this historic and architecturally significant home with a very unique backstory.


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