Frank Lloyd Wright House Set To Hit Auction Block In Glenview

Built in 1950, the Carr House will be auctioned in mid-July reports Crain’s Chicago Business.


GLENVIEW, IL — The only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Glenview will soon hit the auction block. Located at 1544 Portage Run, the Carr House’s listing agent, Erica Goldman of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, said last week the house will be auctioned in mid-July, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

The home hit the market in September at a little under $1.7 million, reports Crain’s. It is currently listed at for $1.2 million. According to Crain’s, the house built in 1950 is being sold by Brian Busche, whose now-deceased parents bought it from the original owners 56 years ago.

The home features Wright’s Usonian style, a term he used to describe the United States in general and his vision for the landscape of the country. It also incorporates Wright’s ideas regarding the planning of cities and the architecture of buildings. Wright, who died in 1959, designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years.

Since the home hit the market, Goldman told Crain’s that they’ve received offers, but not the number the seller was looking for. The hope is that the auction may entice better offers for the Carr House.

  • Address: 1544 Portage Run, Glenview, Illinois
  • Price: $1,200,000
  • Square Feet: 2973
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1950
  • Features: Auction! $1, 200,000 is suggested opening bid not asking price. Glenview’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, the Carr House, is now available for auction! Located on the serene and secluded Portage Run, this 4 bed/3.1 bath architectural masterpiece sits on 3 acres of land adjacent to The Grove. Built in 1950 in Wright’s Usonian style, Carr House harmoniously blends the outdoors in and offers a floor plan suitable for entertaining. The property also features an in-ground heated pool and a shed built in the style of the home. This piece of art boasts many design features that are customary in Frank Lloyd Wright creations such as: unique pierced block windows, mitered glass angled windows, Honduran mahogany throughout…and so much more! Owned only by two families, this home has been featured in many publications, while also being kept out the public eye by it’s very private owners. An additional 3 acre parcel adjacent to the North is also available for purchase. Proof of funds or Pre-Qualification letter required to tour. Sold As Is.

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