When he designed a custom home in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1962, architect George Fred Keck couldn’t have suspected that it might one day play a role in saving his most famous building—the House of Tomorrow! But the Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour on December 2-3 will do just that.
You are invited to get your fix of Modern architecture and design while supporting Indiana Landmarks’ rehabilitation of the House of Tomorrow, designated in October 2016 as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The House of Tomorrow was designed in 1933 for the Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago and moved by barge to what is now the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore after the fair ended.
The first-ever Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour in the Chicago area is a collaboration between Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond and Wright Auctions. Keck’s 1962 home features an oval design built around an indoor swimming pool with retractable roof. Original details include a sunken bar, terrazzo floors, and built-in cabinets. Wright Auctions will furnish the home with rare vintage furniture and art objects. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 5,000+-square-foot ranch sits on a private, wooded 1.72 acre lot in Highland Park and utilizes passive solar heating principles. Visitors can learn more about Mid-Century design during short talks from experts throughout the day.
Come tour this one-of-a-kind home and help save a National Treasure! Details below.