Bruce Goff’s Quirky Round House Hits the Market For $180K
Acclaimed for his boundless creativity and penchant for eclectic design, iconic American architect Bruce Goff knew that in a world of boxy architecture a round house would never fail to capture the imagination.
One such circular example is the Garvey House, a round home completed in 1955 for music professor and violinist John Garvey and his wife in Urbana, Illinois.
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Inspired by the couple’s love of music, Goff centered the house on entertaining. The heart of the home is a sunken, circular living room that has been designed to function as a music performance area with a wooden stage and in-built bench seating.
A hallway, which branches off to the home’s various rooms, encircles the main living space. A previous homeowner installed accordion doors to separate the bedrooms from the living space.
A modest addition in the rear of the 0.31-acre site has brought the property to a size of 2,520 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths.