"Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour" to Benefit the House of Tomorrow

November 13, 2017 by Jennifer Sandy

Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour: George Keck, architect (exterior)

photo by: Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

The two-day event will be held at a 1962 Keck and Keck home in Highland Park, Illinois.

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.

Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour: George Keck, architect (interior pool)

photo by: Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

The host property is famed for its oval design, built around an indoor swimming pool with a retractable roof.

What: Mid-Century Modern Dream House Tour

When: Saturday and Sunday, December 2 & 3, 10 a.m.—4 p.m.

Where: 2077 Partridge Lane, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

More Information & Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3118072

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