Designed by prolific Chicago-area architect George Keck in 1952, this three-bedroom ranch in suburban Glencoe, Illinois is a great choice for any aficionado of midcentury modern design.
Behind its sleek exterior lines is an open living room with light-stained hardwood floors and a sturdy-looking brick fireplace. A side addition—also designed by Keck—features a period-correct stone flooring and an attached greenhouse space.
The bright kitchen is delightfully retro thanks to its restored old-school cabinetry. The North Shore home’s trio of bedrooms are good-sized and its two and half bathroom have been smartly updated since the 1950s and appear to be in good shape.
Set on a tree-lined lot, the ranch allows its occupants to enjoys the outdoors from its rear patio or through its oversized windows. The latter are a trademark of many Keck designs and take advantage of passive solar heating to keep energy bills low during the winter.
Thanks to updated pluming and electrical systems as well as a new roof, this handsome midcentury property is as practical as it is timeless. The home listed last week for $585,000. It previously sold in 2014 for $499,000, according to records.