While Lake Forest might be known for its stately old-school manors designed by the likes of David Adler and Howard Van Doren Shaw, the suburb is also home to some fine examples of midcentury modern architecture.
Consider this five-bedroom example designed by Chicago architect Arnold Schaffner in 1965. Though the designer may not necessarily be a household name, Schaffner did create a number of notable suburban homes during his 40-year career.
Behind its cedar wood, glass, and stone exterior, the North Shore home makes a bold statement with a dramatic two-story living room topped by soaring cathedral ceilings and a second-floor wrap-around gallery. The voluminous space is bright thanks to its wall of windows and invites you to hang large artwork.
The well-preserved property also boasts a separate family room, a fully finished lower level, and a sleek white kitchen and dining area overlooks an outdoor pool with a free-standing pool house. The surrounding 4-acre wooded lot provides plenty of room to roam plus a fair degree of privacy.
The unique midcentury residence at 1266 Winwood Drive is listed by Andra O’Neill of @properties for $1,049,000. The asking price was recently reduced from $1,195,000. Before that, the home was seeking $1,295,000.