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Stunning glass house in suburban Olympia Fields knocks almost $200K off July price

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The architecturally significant minimalist masterpiece can be yours for $550K

Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy Baird & Warner

After listing for $749,000 last summer, a 1964 glass house built by Mies van der Rohe disciple Harry “Deever” Rockwell is back with a new asking price of $550,000. The remarkable midcentury home in south suburban Olympia Fields is also currently available to rent for $4,875 per month.

Perched on a bluff overlooking a ravine winding through a 2.5-acre wooded lot, the four-bedroom structure was designed as Rockwell’s personal residence. Though some glass houses can give occupants the feeling of living in an aquarium, Rockwell’s AIA award-winning design achieves an additional degree privacy by placing most of the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a TV room on the home’s less exposed lower level.

The newly reduced asking price is below the $605,000 price the current owners paid for the property in 2016. Since then, the home received numerous upgrades including a new HVAC system and a refresh to its kitchen and master bath. Will the adjusted price be the key find a new owner for the architecturally significant residence in 2019?