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Midcentury modern masterpiece with mahogany walls asks $798K in Glencoe

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Wood you live here?

There’s wood almost everywhere you look.
Courtesy Karen Arenson, Engel & Völkers Chicago

Built in 1953, this North Shore home with a mahogany-lined interior is a midcentury modern dream with many nods to the earlier Arts & Crafts style. The Glencoe property was one of just a handful of single-family residences by architect Richard Barancik before the designer went on to pen a number of downtown high-rises like 990 N. Lake Shore Drive and the Eugenie Terrace apartments.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers a flowing floorplan with vast swaths of warm wood on the walls, ceiling, and floors—plus wrap-around windows showing off the surrounding wooded lot. Other standout features include a sturdy brick hearth in the living room, an updated gallery kitchen, a finished walk-out lower level, and a bright master suite with sliding barn-style doors and a renovated white marble bathroom.

Out back, you’ll find a newly added stone patio spanning two levels. The space includes a gas-burning fire table, an outdoor kitchen with a stone bar, and plenty of room to entertain. The unique midcentury home is listed by Karen Arenson of Engel & Völkers Chicago for $798,000. It last sold for $665,000 in 2015, according to records.

The rich woodwork, fireplace, and large windows make the living room seem airy and cozy at the same time.
There’s long stone counters, sleek wood cabinets, and art glass windows in the eat-in kitchen.
The corner master bedroom has a wall of windows.
The rear patio is perfect for warm weather entertaining.
The midcentury home is built into the side of sloping lot and brings the surrounding nature indoors.