Though sometimes associated with retro kitschiness, midcentury modern homes can often be architectural gems offering timeless design paired with practical, open layouts. This handsome—and still very much original—example in the Peterson Woods neighborhood on Chicago’s north side definitely leans more towards quality over camp.
Constructed in 1954 by Hollywood Builders, the four-bedroom house was created by architect Anton E. Kampf. Born in Chicago in 1914, the late Skokie-based designer was responsible for a number of notable modern homes in and around the Windy City. According to the listing notes, the home has had just two owners over the course of its 63-year history.
Stand-out features include a bright living room with high ceilings and large windows, a large back yard, hardwood floors, delightfully 1950s-looking tile work and appliances, and a half-finished basement with custom wall murals. The property hit the market this week and is currently seeking $579,900.
- 2956 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago IL [Estately]