Real estate listing books, that is.
A 1928 fairy tale house designed by Harold Zook
For sale: A beautifully maintained Cotswold-style home designed by Harold Zook, an architect whose whimsical, organic style endures in many homes in Chicago’s suburbs. This home sits atop a little hill on a popular street in my town. Since its construction in 1928, each owner has taken care to preserve the character and idiosyncrasies of a signature Zook home. Let’s take a look inside.
Welcome home to a door with irreplaceable original hardware.
The living room contains Zook’s chevron-design radiator covers and an original-looking light fixture.
The stonework in the living room fireplace echoes the chevron design applied to the radiator covers.
The wood paneling and beamed ceiling in the dining room make for warm gatherings. Note the continuation of the chevron design in the radiator covers.
Present in just about every Zook home: The signature spider-web window. Zook employed web motifs in many elements of his homes.
A graceful staircase leads you up to the second floor.
This bedroom features not only an original fireplace, but what looks to be artwork depicting a seascape. Note the mirrors on the three closet doors.
The basement, with beautifully exposed ceiling beams, features a vintage billiards table.
At the time of this writing, the home is for sale for $1.28 million. I hope the next owner is another splendid caretaker of this very special residence.