The Chicago area has a rich array of homes designed by a host of architects: Sullivan, Wright, Adler, Purcell, Elmslie, Maher, Keck, Zook – the list can go on indefinitely. It is a kid-in-a-candy-store privilege to live around here, and see the creations of these architects “in person,” but not everyone lives in Chicago. For those of you who admire homes that are historic, significant, or just plain interesting, this blog is for you. I suppose that I often succumb to writing posts about “knockout” houses, but I try to write about random homes and communities when possible.
Every now and then, I take a “road trip” to other parts of the country. From a sociological point of view, I find Levittown as fascinating as Lake Forest.
I admit to being a preservationist at heart. Some of the homes you’ll see here are older, and might be teardown candidates. I have seen too many beautiful homes in my community succumb to the wrecking ball, so I often feature homes that may not see a second century.
Let me emphasize: I am not a realtor, and am not promoting houses that are for sale. I do, however, “lurk” on the listings to see the interiors of homes I might otherwise never view. If this blog helps to sell a fantastic home, so much the better.
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Have fun. I welcome your comments.
Adrienne Doherty said:
A devotee of Howard VanDorenShaw, (I lived near his Ragdale)
I have been following Kingdom come Farm for years, I drive by it every week and
have seen the demolition of the old stable and cottage and the laying of new roads for the new surrounding development. I will bike in the next few weeks to take some last photos.
It looks like demolition could be any time now.
James Caulfield said:
Hoping to get a little help from you in locating a Zook home you posted about in June of 2016. Can you? Thanks in advance.
James, I was not able to access your link but I think you are referring to the Zook house located at 46 S. County Line Road in Hinsdale, Illinois. Here is a link to when it was last for sale. Hope this helps, and let me know if you are referring to another house. Thank you for getting in touch! https://www.estately.com/listings/info/46-south-county-line-road