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Modern Long Grove Home Designed by Wright Protege Sells in 1 Day
Nov 15, 2018
Published Nov 15, 2018 at 2:22 PM
A modern Long Grove home designed by a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright was on the market for a single day before it was reportedly purchased for $1.15 million this month.
The home, which sits on the edge of a 50-acre forest preserve, closed on Nov. 1, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
Dubbed the "Schell House," it was built in the late 1950s, designed by Dennis Blair for the Schell family. The walls are made of glass, stone or cedar, showcasing the gorgeous woods surrounding it, according to listing agent Lou Zucaro with Baird & Warner.
And the unique layout of the space was no accident. The house follows the landscape it borders, maximizing the views at every possible turn, Zucaro said.
“Much of the work and time we’ve spent on the home has been working on restoring the native woodland,” said the home's former owner identified only as Dave. “Invasive species were cut and pulled, and new native trees, shrubs, grasses and plants were planted and seeded. The goal was to marry our property with the surrounding native woodland and prairie.”
Zucaro called the house one "one of the most spectacular I've spent time in."