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Midcentury Lake Forest home by noted architect I. W. Colburn asks $2.5M

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The low-slung brick and glass strcuture blends with its landscaped surroundings

Images courtesy of Honore Frumentino/Larry Malvin Photography

Completed in 1968 by influential Chicago area midcentury modernist I. W. “Ike” Colburn, this stunning Lake Forest home blends the clean lines of the structural expressionist movement with elements of traditional architecture such as classical-inspired columns, moldings, and fireplaces.

The nearly 6,000-square-foot structure features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a glass walled addition—also designed by Colburn—currently serving as a billiards room overlooking the property’s outdoor pool. The home’s flowing open floorplan includes an updated kitchen and a formal dining room capped by four large, clerestory style skylights.

Colburn designed the North Shore home to take full advantage of its gated 1.5-acre wooded lot. “The setting and the architecture compliment each other and create incredible views from every room,” says listing agent Honore Frumentino. “This home was cared for and updated and is fully functional for today’s lifestyles.”

The architecturally significant, midcentury property was last on the market in 2016, seeking $2.895 million. It returns with a new asking price of $2.495 million.