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Northfield home designed by Bruce Goff has Usonian vibes and a tennis court for $599K

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The five-bedroom was ahead of its time

Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy @properties agent Audrey Gourguechon

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.

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the home with light.
There’s a dedicated dining room as well as a breakfast area in the kitchen.
The kitchen has clearly been renovated since 1938.
The rear family room has exposed brick walls and a fireplace of its own.
Cream fixtures give this bathroom a retro touch.
The home sits on a half-acre lot with a rear patio and private tennis court.