Less Than 30 Days To Save The Irving House
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Landmarks Illinois sends an important update in the ongoing saga to try and save the John S. Van Bergen-designed James Irving Residence (1928) in Wilmette, IL. Read more after the jump... Landmarks Illinois sends this info: "The Irving Residence was sold to a developer who originally intended to replace it with two new homes, but opted to build one new home and resell this late Prairie School-style historic home. The current owner also intends to...
Landmarks Illinois sends this info:
"The Irving Residence was sold to a developer who originally intended to replace it with two new homes, but opted to build one new home and resell this late Prairie School-style historic home. The current owner also intends to demolish, but is willing to consider offers from any party interested in rehabilitation. However, if the house is not sold in June, plans for its demolition will proceed.
The Irving Residence (1928) was designed by John Van Bergen, who worked in the office of Frank Lloyd Wright and is considered one of the great Prairie School architects. The house was identified in the Village’s East Wilmette Historical and Architectural Survey in 1993 as significant and eligible for local landmark listing. If a purchaser had the house locally landmarked, the property tax assessment freeze would be available to offset rehabilitation costs. The house is one of only three Van Bergen-designed homes in Wilmette."
The listing for the house is now online and the price to save this house from the bulldozer is apparently $700,000. A month is not very long and I fear that we'll lose this wonderful Prairie School gem. I've walked through this home and it is absolutely wonderful--anyone interested in living PrairieMod would be lucky to live here. If you have the means to buy and save this home, please contact Landmarks Illinois here. But please hurry...the clock is ticking.
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