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On the market: 1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA
1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

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.

1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA
1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

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.

1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA
1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

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.

1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA
1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

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.

1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA
1950s Vladimir Novak-designed midcentury modern property in East Glenview, Illinois, USA

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.

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