At first glance, you might be tempted to describe this home in suburban Northfield, Illinois, as midcentury modern, but you’d technically be wrong. The residence actually dates back to 1938—a testament to the forward-looking talent of notable designer Bruce Goff.
Though mainly self-taught in the field of architecture, Goff regularly corresponded with friend and mentor Frank Lloyd Wright. Hints of that relationship are seen in the design of the Northfield property, which incorporates elements of Wright’s famous Usonian style as well as the emerging International Style that shaped the early modernist movement.
The five-bedroom home has a boxy, asymmetrical arrangement topped with flat eaves and wrapped in oversized windows. The arrangement provides the house with ample natural light in its open living and entertaining spaces and the newer white kitchen. There’s also parquet flooring, two fireplaces, and a backyard tennis court.
The Goff-designed property at 210 Wagner Road can be yours for $599,000.