This weekend, a striking North Shore home designed by famous architect brothers William and George Fred Keck in 1962 will host a special event that should appeal to any aficionado of midcentury modern design. Renown for its unusual oval layout that revolves around a centrally located pool topped by a retractable roof, the retro property at 2077 Partridge Lane in Highland Park will be transformed into Chicagoland’s first mid-mod themed dream house.
In addition to short talks from design experts, the Keck-designed ranch home will be staged by Wright Actions with rare midcentury furniture and other “Mad Men”-era objects. These items will later be sold at an auction slated for December 14th.
All proceeds from the event will benefit an ongoing effort to restore another Keck masterpiece, the 1933 House of Tomorrow. Moved to northern Indiana after Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition, the futuristic home was named the state’s first National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation last year.
The Mid-Century Modern Dream House tours are scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days. Tickets for the event run $10 and are available here. If a tour simply won’t fulfill your mid-mod cravings, the home is still available for purchase for $1.54 million.
- Keck & Keck home with retractable roof and pool takes price chop [Curbed Chicago]
- Oval-shaped Keck & Keck midcentury masterpiece lists in Highland Park [Curbed Chicago]
- Previous midcentury modern coverage [Curbed Chciago]