And The Architect Is...
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Yesterday we posted on the house in Park Ridge, Illinois that looked straight out of Bedrock and asked who the architect was. Of course, PrairieMod readers pulled through. More after the jump... David Erickson wrote: The architect of record is Sal Balsamo. Sal graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. Construction of the house was begun in 1965 and finished in 1966 for Dr. Kroulik, a rather distinguished...
David Erickson wrote:
The architect of record is Sal Balsamo. Sal graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. Construction of the house was begun in 1965 and finished in 1966 for Dr. Kroulik, a rather distinguished back surgeon. The house became a convalescence site for celebrities in the sixties and Dr. Kroulik knew how to entertain and administer liquid anesthetic better than anyone. The 80's TV series "Crime Story" used the house for location shooting. Common knowledge has been that the house was designed by John Randal McDonald as it resembles plans be did for a Dr. William Phillips that would have been built in Niles. Mr. Balsamo has not commented on whether there's any connection.
Edward Shannon wrote:
The architects was Salvatore J. Balsamo. It was one of his first homes. Mr. Balsamo had a practice in Oak Brook, Balsamo/Olson Group, for many years. I worked there my junior and senior years of high school in 1980-81.
Ryan Thewes wrote:
The Fred Flintstone house you lined to on your site was designed by Sal Balsamo. He used to work for Don Erickson, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. When I worked for Don, Sal would stop by on occasion. I remember Don driving me out to this house once and telling me how much he liked it.
Thanks to all for clearing that mystery up! Check out more photos of the house here.
Image via Curbed Chicago