Last summer, a rare midcentury modern home in north suburban Glencoe hit the market for the first time since the home since it was built in 1960. Originally, the homeowners wanted Frank Lloyd Wright to design their family home but were turned down by the architect in the 1950s, according to Crain’s. They settled on suburban homebuilder and architect Milton Schwartz to create their dream residence.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home stand on a quiet lot surrounded by tall trees. The brick, cedar, and stacked stone entrance make the home feel like a natural part of the landscape. Inside, there are two stone fireplaces, walnut plank walls, vaulted ceilings, marble bathroom floors, and ceiling skylights. The bathroom is massive, with a stepped down lounge area (currently set up as a gym) facing a beautiful wall of windows that overlook the lush backyard.
Architecture photographer and writer Lee Bay described Schwartz’s creation to Crain’s as “a knockout by one of the unsung geniuses of Chicago modernism.” If you dream of owning a midcentury time capsule, the home at 1190 Mayfair Lane is currently listed for $810,000—reduced from its earlier asking price of $949,000.