Although we won’t be officially on the market until later in October, I wanted to give you all a heads-up on a listing that I have coming soon. Designed by Architect Donald F. Wrobleski (originally for his mother), this sophisticated mid-century modern home at 2200 Stirling Road in Bannockburn is a stunning example of the genre’s architecture and is one of the few homes that’s still as pure today as it was when it was first built. Sited with walls of glass facing north and south, Wrobleski elevated the home on its 1.75 acre lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac to give it presence. Heavily influenced by the New Canaan school of thought on modern architecture as well as by his own instructors at IIT, including A. James Speyer, Alfred Caldwell and Mies van der Rohe, the house exposes its mill construction in beautiful fashion. Special features include Vermont slate floors in the foyer, kitchen and dining areas, sunken living room – set between the north and south walls of glass – with a massive chimney of Wisconsin fieldstone at one end and built-ins at the other, a long front terrace with matching Wisconsin fieldstone retaining wall, quarter-sawn elm cabinets, butcher block and travertine counters, east and west courtyards of bleached cedar (echoed in various places inside the home as well), a large Primary bedroom with sitting room and en suite bath including a sunken tub and courtyard views, two additional bedrooms overlooking the back yard, a second full bath with courtyard views, large bedroom closets and much more. A large screened-in porch has beautiful views on three sides looking into the west courtyard and across the back yard with its rolling berms, ponds and pergola. Surrounded by a tree line for privacy, the home’s lot is one of the finest in all of Bannockburn, and an easy walk to the Bannockburn School around the corner from the subdivision entrance. Almost every aspect of this fantastic home – only ever lived in by Wrobleski’s mother and himself – is original to when it was built. The property is being sold as-is, and the buyer will need to have the roof rebuilt. Owner has plans and a proposal for the roof project.
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