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Midcentury home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protege seeks $809K

This single-owner Park Ridge time capsule was created by modernist architect Don Erickson in 1968

Photos by VHT Studios

Designed by Don Erickson, who worked as an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright from 1948 to 1951, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home is sure to appeal to lovers of unique midcentury architecture.

The 4,000-square-foot Park Ridge residence was constructed in 1968 for an ophthalmologist who remained the home’s only sole occupant until passing away last year. It features stone privacy walls and a curved, pagoda-like roof similar to Erickson’s work in Barrington Hills.

Inside, the natural stone motif continues and is found in several rooms along with heavy timber beams. The interior is also is full of light thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass in its double-height great room topped by a series of domed skylights that span the ridge of the roofline and a lofted master suite.

Although some aspects of the property could benefit from a more contemporary refresh, the time capsule quality of its original 1960s trimwork and fixtures easily outweigh the need to invest a little TLC.

Set on a tree-lined lot overlooking Wildwood Nature Center’s Forest Lake, this unusual midcentury modern home can be yours for $809,000.