Rare Find—Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home Near Chicago Up For Auction Starting At 1.2 Million
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The John O. Carr house by Frank Lloyd Wright is located approx. 25 miles northwest of Chicago.

The John O. Carr house by Frank Lloyd Wright is located approx. 25 miles northwest of Chicago.


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Glenview, Ill.—The John O. Carr House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950, is now available for auction, with $1,200,000 as the suggested opening bid (not the asking price).

The Wright-designed original entryway features  pierced-concrete breeze blocks to allow for natural light penetration.

The Wright-designed original entryway features pierced-concrete breeze blocks to allow for natural … [+] light penetration.


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Wright-designed homes feature harmonious transitions between indoor-outdoor spaces.

Wright-designed homes famously feature harmonious transitions between indoor-outdoor spaces.


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Located on a picturesque three-acre lot in Glenview, Illinois, the four bed, three-and-a-half bath architectural gem is designed in Wright’s Usonian style and features the architect’s signature fluidity between indoor-outdoor living. The expansive floor plan includes many unique details customary in Wright-designed homes, such as lofted wood paneled ceilings, pierced block windows, mitered glass angled windows, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Honduran mahogany throughout. The home’s exterior amenities include a large private terrace overlooking an in-ground heated pool with views of a surrounding nature preserve.

The home features a sunken lounge area, typical of Wright's Usonian home designs.

The home features a sunken lounge area, typical of Wright’s Usonian home designs.


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Prior to being listed in 2020, the house was never listed publicly and only transferred ownership once, when it was purchased in 1965 by architect Edward Busche from original owner, John O. Carr. A distinguished architect in this own right, Busche added three additions to the home in 1981 to increase living space, meticulously adhering to Wright’s blueprints and material choices to create seamless transitions between his updates and Wright’s original designs.

The main living room is divided by elegant built-in cabinetry and shelving.

The main living room is divided by elegant built-in cabinetry and shelving.


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The home features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of French doors.

The home features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of French doors (30 sets of doors in … [+] total).


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A large private terrace overlooks an in-ground heated pool.

A large private terrace overlooks an in-ground heated pool with views of a surrounding nature … [+] preserve.


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According to Global Real Estate Advisor and Broker, Erica Goldman of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, the property was moved from a public real estate listing to auction “to get [it] in front of a larger audience, potentially a larger art collector/investor audience who may better understand and appreciate a purchase of this type.” Goldman adds that their team “spent quite a few months on the traditional market and had a few offers which ultimately did not meet the seller’s number,” further noting that this is a “strategic” move implemented for a listing such as the Carr House that doubles as “a work of art.”

The home's three-acre private lot borders The Grove, a local nature preserve.

The home’s three-acre private lot borders The Grove, a local nature preserve.


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  • Located at 1544 Portage Run in Glenview, Illinois, the property is represented by Erica Goldman of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. For the complete listing and video tour, visit Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

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