Never before listed publicly, the John O. Carr House by Frank Lloyd Wright is now for sale in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Originally completed in 1950, it’s been owned by the family of local architect Edward S. Busche since the 1960s, during which time Busche led several thoughtful expansions to the residence. Today, spaces designed by Wright stand alongside the additions—one largely indistinguishable from the other.
During renovations, Busche’s team retained the original floor plan while adding several hundred square feet to the ends of different wings. Among the newer spaces is a sunken seating area opposite the living room, a principal bedroom suite, an expanded dining area, and a family room overlooking the backyard pool.
Throughout the interior, Wright's Usonian features—including exposed brick walls, mahogany board-and-batten ceilings, flagstone floors, and distinct fenestration—were also replicated to seamlessly connect old and new sections. The finished product was featured in an 1982 edition of House Beautiful.
In total, the home now offers four bedrooms, along with three-and-a-half bathrooms, spread out across 2,973 square feet of interior space. Outside, a spacious, three-acre lot provides ample privacy and borders a nature preserve, as well as an additional three-acre lot that can be purchased separately. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $1,695,000.
The Carr House, located at 1544 Portage Run in Glenview, Illinois, is currently listed for $1,695,000 by Erica Goldman and Christopher Stephens of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.
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