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Suburban Keck & Keck home with central pool, retractable roof takes price chop

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The unusual oval-shaped midcentury modern pad is now asking $1,590,000

Photos by Parkvue Realty Corporation via Redfin

A five-bedroom 1962 home designed by noted architect brothers William and George Fred Keck has knocked $110,000 off its November asking price. Situated on a 1.72-acre wooded lot in suburban Highland Park, Illinois, the flowing, oval-shaped home can now be had for $1,590,000.

Like an early prototype for modern sports arenas, the home’s most striking feature is a power retractable roof above its centrally-located swimming pool. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor/outdoor space is accessible from practically every room in the house and makes for some dynamic cross-home views.

With the recent price reduction it appears the current owner is serious about unloading the property. Hopefully the home won’t face the same fate as Keck & Keck’s 1955 "Blair House" in nearby Lake Bluff, Illinois. The architecturally-significant lakefront ranch was recently demolished and listed for sale as vacant land.