Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Award Winner on a Ravine"

In 2007, this award winning home was listed for sale for $1.6 Million as "Exciting and Dramatic House with Spectacular Ravine Setting. Family Room Opens to Kitchen. Wonderful Space throughout Offers Total Livability. Most of the Rooms Overlook a Lovely Large Terrace. Beach Rights. Designed by Architect, Don Erickson."

Located on Brentwood Drive, in Glencoe, Illinois, this home won the the 1968 Distinguished Building Award of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry and the Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects.

Quoting from a Chicago Tribune article published on June 22, 1968, "Award Winner on a Ravine:"

"The architect, who said too many contemporary houses today are sterile and without heart, has used sweeping curves and circles throughout to soften the hard lines of brick and beams. The circular staircase between the two floors is a dome of its own projecting from the ground..."

"Another skylight illuminates the circular staircase. . ."

Similar to his own home and that of other residences that Don designed, "among the...evidence of the architect's attention to detail are the strategically placed lighting fixtures . . ."

And the common theme, echoed throughout the buidling of spirals and things round. . .another home that is part of Don's architectural legacy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to know how much this was sold for in the end?