This house, built in 1957, is a timeless example of modern architecture. It was designed by architect Robert Hausner, of Hausner & Macsai. The firm designed a number of notable high rises in Chicago. The design influences apparent in 9410 Lincolnwood take shape in an amazing unification of Mies van de Rohe’s glass and steel pavilions juxtaposed with natural wood elements consistent with the organic design movement. The structure is exposed post and beam consisting of steel columns and beams, and laminated wood beams at the roof level. The house features much insulated floor to ceiling glass, a 2-story foyer with a live tree, built in shoji screens, floating staircase and wood ceilings. There are also teak built ins and a fireplace.
There are 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and an open, flowing plan in the common areas. The house has been expanded, (~ 3000 gross sqft. excl. garage/porches) but with additions matching the original architecture exactly. The expanded areas include a master suite, a cantilevered second floor porch with glass railings, a 1.5 car garage with a glass overhead door, and 4th bedroom/ 3rd bath which is flexible in use – functions well as an extensive home office or in-law suite. Additionally, the bathrooms have been redone, again in modern motifs, and with the finest materials including granite counters, marble showers and floors, frameless glass shower doors, and high end faucetry. The kitchen has been redone with a new maple floor and granite counters.
The 2 stage furnace is newer, and all maintenance including roof, etc. has been very well looked after. The house is on a wonderful 77x137 lot, with many mature trees, and the Evanston/Skokie location is highly desirable.