2013 Chicago Modern Home Tour Set For Saturday

by Doug Pitorak


The glass home of architect Thomas Roszak, located in Northfield, is one of six properties that make up the 2013 Chicago Modern Home Tour. Photo Credit Chicago Modern Home Tour.

Chicagoland residents looking to get out of the house this Saturday will have plenty of options, one of which is to visit someone else’s.

From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., six private residences designed by local architects will welcome guests as part of the 2013 Chicago Modern Home Tour. If guests really like what they see in three of the properties, they might be able to put down an offer, as half of the residences are on the market.

Tickets for the self-drive tour are available online for $30 and cost $40 if purchased Saturday at one of the designated start locations: 5 Rolling Ridge Rd., Northfield; 3652 N. Bosworth; and 1856 N. Fairfield. Children under 12 receive free admission.

The Northfield property is one of the highlights of the tour. Guest will be able to view the bottom floor of architect Thomas Roszak’s 8,200-square-foot home,  which is completely encased in glass. Though this start location is not currently on the market, the other two Chicago properties are.

Listed at $1,649,800, the 4-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home at 3652 N. Bosworth was designed by Filoramo Talsma, LLC, an architect firm owned by Chris Talsma. Realtors Danielle Dowell and Karen Ranquist of Koenig & Strey are the agents offering the property.

Realtor Nikki Dumas of Dumas and Associates represents the property at 1856 N. Fairfield. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom 3,900-square-foot home, designed by architect Bruce Obora, is listed for $1,349,000. If they wish, guests could also make an offer for a penthouse at 235 W. Van Buren, a property represented by Kristine Farra of Gold Coast Exclusive.

Rounding out the six participating residences are a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom 2,000-square-foot home at 3028 N. Southport and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,000-square-foot condominium at 1325 N. State Pkwy. The respective architects are John Issa of Perimeter Architects and Daniel Tornheim.


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