Yesterday, Curbed Chicago posted word that a Prairie-style home (601 N. 1st Ave.) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Van Bergen is up for sale for a cool $1.5 million. The home is representative of those designed by other architectural notables such as EE Roberts and John Drummond to be featured in this year’s Maywood Historic Homes Housewalk & Trolley Tour (see advertisement below for more info). Read more on the home beneath the picture (words by Curbed‘s Ian Spula).
“A plus-sized Prairie home by Wright apprentice John Van Bergen has just listed in the western ‘burb of Maywood, at the bend of the Des Plaines River (we all know what the river is capable of come springtime, so buyer beware). The 5/3 home sits on 2.9 acres with a dramatic approach courtesy of landscape architect Jens Jensen. The estate was originally much larger (land was ceded to a neighboring church and to the state for a road extension), but the remaining acreage should suffice. The listing doesn’t clue us in to the interiors, so you’ll just have to consult your own Prairie style dictionary for a reasonable projection. Readers may have familiarity with Van Bergen’s other Chicago area works (selections here and here), always a treat to behold. The ask on this 4,700 square foot tease? A hefty $1.5M. Hat tip: Prairie Mod.” VFP