A stunning property, with this 1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA also being on the receiving end of a recent and significant makeover of late too.
It was built in 1954 (for Donald and Doris Jirka) by Vladimir ‘Laddie’ Novak of Novak and Associates, a noted firm of the area and of the day. It looks sharp and distinctive today, so you can only imagine the impact it had 50+ years ago.
Part of that appeal is that lengthy makeover, which has taken around two years. The result is a house that plays to its strengths architecturally, but is also very much the contemporary home inside.
Notable features from the original build include the butterfly roof, a grey brick exterior, stone details, and all Redwood exterior trim. You’ll also notice a large corner fireplace, concrete block interior feature walls, plaster walls, and aluminium windows.
As for the layout, that’s down as eight rooms in total, with three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms (presumably indicating an en-suite), parking for at least two cars, a garage and over a quarter of an acre of outside land.
$410,000 is the price, which works out at around £254,000.