Described by the listing real estate agent as an “architect's unique interpretation of a California midcentury modern home,” this nearly 7,000-square-foot property in suburban Winnetka, Illinois, is a bonkers throwback to 1976. From its old-school furnishings to its Shoji style sliding doors and funky gold wallpaper, the four-bedroom residence is a pristine time capsule.
The highlight of the home is easily its dramatic great room with 19-foot vaulted timber ceilings and a connected 60-foot-long indoor pool with a diving board. While the house boasts some of the greatest design hits of the 1970s, it also comes with drawbacks like a dated kitchen with appliances that border on antique. The listing photos also exclude the bathrooms—another worrying sign.
With all of its retro quirks, the North Shore home has been slow to find a buyer. It first listed for $1.6 million last year and has seen its price steadily tumble downward ever since. It returned yesterday for just one buck shy of $1 million.
- 1548 Tower Road, Winnetka IL [Estately]
- Previous Winnetka coverage [Curbed Chicago]