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Midcentury time capsule in Lake Forest seeks $659K

Built in the 1960s, this glassy house has only ever had one owner

Yet another great example of suburban midcentury architecture has hit the market, and it can be all yours for $659,000. Designed by the Chicago-area architect Norman Millett, this modernist home is not exactly the glass box house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but it does have some similarities. The house was built in 1965, and according to the listing notes, has only had one owner.

Similar to some other great suburban houses from the same era to hit the market in recent months, this particular home has a time capsule quality to it. Original finishes, including heaps of wood paneling and large glass windows, remain. However, some recent improvements have been made, such as a new roof and some mechanicals have been updated within the last few years.

Real estate in the pricey North Shore often errs on the side of the opulent, but this modest piece of modernist architecture is looking for a new owner.