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Historic 1915 Van Bergen-designed mansion seeks $1.6M in Evanston

The sprawling five-bedroom home features a landscaped yard and views of Lake Michigan

Photos by Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Designed by notable architect John S. Van Bergen, Evanston’s landmarked Harold R. White House is back on the market with a new, lower price. Van Bergen, who worked directly under Frank Lloyd Wright in his studio in Oak Park and supervised construction of the Robie House, completed this lakefront home in 1915. The designer was also behind Evanston’s historic Irving House that was carefully cut into three pieces, loaded onto flatbed trucks, and moved across town in 2015.

Situated just steps from Lake Michigan along Evanston’s prestigious Sheridan Road, the White residence features a stucco over concrete block construction, handsome patterned leaded glass windows, and the low horizontal eaves that typify the Prairie School of architectural design. The spacious five-bedroom home also sports hardwood floors, original millwork, and a new-ish kitchen.

According to records, the suburban home was last available in May of 2014 for $1.85 million before dropping to $1.75 million two months later. In 2015, it was pulled from the market to be offered as a rental property. The Harold R. White House recently returned, now seeking a cool $1.6 million.