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Ultimate midcentury fixer-upper asks $1.3M just outside Chicago

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The interiors will surprise you

Interior shot of living room with beamed ceilings, brick hearth, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking nature, and a sparsely decorated sitting area with modern furniture. A wooden bookcase is off to the side.
The interiors feature beautiful ceilings, floors, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
Photos via Zillow

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Location: Glencoe, Illinois

Price: $1,350,000

Its white exterior leaves a lot to be desired, but once you enter the L-shaped home, you’re surprised by the gorgeous wood lining the floors and the beamed ceiling, and the expansive brick hearth. The simplicity of the open floor plan and the floor-to-ceiling windowed walls greets you as with a breath of fresh air, and you don’t mind very much that you’ll probably have to fix up the place a bit.

But with five bedrooms (the master suite has its own fireplace), three baths, a spacious kitchen, and more, the Yerkes-and-Grunsfeld-designed 1965 house more than makes up for the wear and tear with its strong, fine bones. Set on over half an acre, the property also boasts two outdoor patios offering views overlooking ravines and onto the North Shore, where private beach access awaits.

Located at 60 Brentwood Drive in Glencoe, just outside Chicago, it’s asking $1,350,000, revealing this midcentury gem’s true value.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty