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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Keir House fetches $752K in suburban Glencoe

Unlike many Chicago-area Wright homes, the North Shore property was quick to find a buyer

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A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in suburban Glencoe, Illinois has sold at a discounted price after just 74 days on the market. Known as the William F. Kier House, the 1914 structure boasts a classic Prairie School wood and stucco exterior, original wood trim, an added family room, updated bathrooms, a newer kitchen, and an attached garage and porte cochere.

First listed in September for $799,000, the home was reduced to $779,000 one month later. The property went under contract in mid-November, reported Crain’s, and ultimately sold for $752,000 on January 10. The deal saw seller Susan Cowen take a loss on the historic North Shore home after purchasing it for $790,000 in 2005 and putting an undisclosed amount towards its renovation.

The Keir House is one of a half-dozen FLW-designed spec homes that make up Glencoe’s Ravine Bluffs development that was subdivided from the grounds of the Sherman Booth House. The concrete structure is a variation on Wright’s “Fireproof House for $5,000” that first appeared in the Ladies Home Journal in April of 1907.