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Own Stanley Tigerman’s playful ‘Suburban Village’ for $1.2M

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The Highland Park compound is a daring mix of cylinders, rectangles, and wedges

Photos by VHT Studios

The sprawling Highland Park home known as the “Suburban Village” is back on the market with a new, lower asking price. Completed in 1990 by noted Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, the property gets its name from its playful design of interconnected cylinders, rectangles, and wedges arranged like a miniature village around a meandering central hallway.

While each “building” has its own visual identity, they are united by a continuous limestone base and zinc roof. Tigerman created the unusual residence in close collaboration with his wife and partner Margaret McCurry, who custom designed tables and rugs to fit each room’s irregular shape. The 1.6-acre landscaped lot includes a rose garden, outdoor pool, patio, and a pea gravel driveway.

The North Shore home was recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and was featured in Architectural Digest in 1992. Despite its pedigree, the 5,100-square-foot structure failed to find a buyer since listing for $2.2 million in 2015. It recently returned seeking $1.2 million—a cool million off its original asking price.

Although its early 90s style may not appeal to everyone, Tigerman McCurry’s Suburban Village stands as a well-preserved testament to its specific time and place. With any luck, it will track down a buyer who can appreciate the risk-taking boldness of the postmodern design.