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Inverness home was designed by a student of Wright

This Inverness home was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

This Inverness home was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
This house is ideal for those seeking something unique and stylish.

This house is ideal for those seeking something unique and stylish.

 
The floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside this contemporary home.

The floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside this contemporary home.

 
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By Jean Murphy

Lovers of Frank Lloyd Wright-style architecture will feel their breath catch when they tour this midcentury contemporary Inverness home designed by Don Erickson, a student of Wright.

Interior meets exterior for those living in this brick and frame home, with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lovely 1.6-acre parcel upon which the home sits. Dramatic modernistic details abound, elevating this home from the status of abode to artwork.

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On the Market

Address: 871 Braeburn Road, Inverness
Open house: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 7
Asking price: $645,000
Square footage: 2,700
Bedrooms/baths: 4 bedrooms and 3 baths
Year built: 1954
Listing agent: Chris Jacobs, Century 21 Roberts & Andrews, Barrington
Call: (847) 401-4859
Email: Chris@C21tpg.com

One-story living combines here with an open floor plan, stunning new kitchen, wet bar, vaulted ceilings, skylights, heated floors and three wood-burning fireplaces. The partially-finished basement includes a recreation room.

A quiet location and the mature landscaping with patio are impressive.

Listing agent Chris Jacobs of Century 21 in Barrington offers more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"This home was designed by architect Don Erickson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It reflects the stylings of many Wright homes with interesting architectural features unique to these designers."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"I envision the buyer of this property to be someone who appreciates a true midcentury contemporary home. He or she would be someone who appreciates art and is looking for something unique and stylish, as well as someone who not only enjoys owning art, but would relish the idea of living within a work of art."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This original section of Inverness allows a resident to feel as though they have been transported to the country while being only minutes from all of the conveniences the Northwest suburbs have to offer. The acreage with its mature landscaping offers picturesque views year around."

Which dramatic or comedy television show can you picture taking place in this home?

"The Dick Van Dyke Show."

What is one adjective that you would use to describe this home?

"Unique."

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