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Architect’s contemporary North Center home returns asking $1.8M

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Built in 2008, the house was the personal residence of Chicago architect Brad Lynch

Photos by VHT Studios

A modern North Center home that once served as the personal residence of a prominent Chicago architect is back on the market. Built in 2008 by Brad Lynch, founding co-principle of Brininstool+Lynch, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom structure even added a few upgrades since it was last available in 2015.

The narrow brick and zinc-clad building stands out amongst its more traditional Claremont Avenue neighbors, but not obnoxiously so. Like its street-mates, the home puts its main floor several feet above ground level. But instead of a front porch, Lynch’s creation brings the outdoors inside with an oversized rectangular picture window.

The wall of glass is mirrored at rear of the long, shotgun-like floorplan and floods the sleek, stainless steel kitchen with natural light. Below, the home’s lower-level family room leads to a secluded rear patio flanked by a concrete privacy wall and a two-car garage topped by a green roof.

Lynch and his wife listed the property in 2010, just two years after its competition, for $2.6 million. The couple finally sold the home in 2015 for the reduced price $1.45 million. Its current owners installed a number of upgrades including wireless thermostat and security systems, new kitchen appliances, shelving, lighting, landscaping, and hardwood floors on the main level.

This modern home at 3909 N. Claremont Avenue is currently listed for just shy of $1.8 million.