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Nicely rehabbed midcentury modern ranch in Highland Park lists for $1 million

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The home’s glass walls allow occupants to enjoy the beauty of its landscaped tree-lined lot

Photos by VHT Studios/Estately

Designed in 1949 by notable architect A. James Speyer, this modernist masterpiece in suburban Highland Park is once again up for grabs. A student of modern design pioneer Mies van der Rohe, Mr. Speyer was also behind the nearby Highland Park home that famously served as the residence of the fictional character Cameron Frye in the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Featuring a double-rectangle layout and a rich wood-and-brick interior, this particular home is more warm and inviting than many other glass box style homes. While much of the home appears to be original, many aspects have been smartly rehabbed in a manner that avoids detracting from Speyer’s midcentury vision. Recent upgrades include a new roof, floors, bathrooms, designer kitchen, walk-in closets, and mechanical systems.

In January of 2015, this modern North Shore ranch listed for $745K before ultimately changing hands for a little over $600k later that summer. After receiving the aforementioned renovations, the property returned to the market yesterday afternoon seeking just under $1 million.