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Midcentury modern stunner brings the outdoors in for $799K

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The flat-roofed home features two unique circular rooms

A glass and timber midcentury modern home sits surrounded by green trees. The home features flat roofs, large windows, and a patio with mature landscaping. Photos by Larry Malvin, courtesy of the Frumentino Team

Located about an hour north of downtown Chicago, the suburb of Riverwoods, Illinois, was envisioned—according to Chicago Magazine—as a model town with an unusual goal: for homes to disappear into their natural surroundings. With thick forests next to the Des Plaines River, Riverwoods was an ideal spot for integrating buildings into the landscape, a tenet of the Prairie style of architecture.

More than 40 of the town’s original homes were designed by the self-taught architect Edward Humrich, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright known for building low-slung, glass-walled structures out of redwood, cypress, and brick. One of Humrich’s most impressive residences in Riverwoods is this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath stunner built in 1969.

Located on almost two acres of mature woodlands, the flat-roofed structure boasts two dramatic circular rooms that aim to bring the outdoors in. High wood ceilings with exposed beams are complemented by windows all around, brick fireplaces ground the living and dining rooms, and an updated kitchen manages to fit the style thanks to clerestory windows and exposed shelving.

A master bedroom offers more views to the forest beyond, and a unique curved master bedroom offers a soaking tub for relaxation.

Outside, an in-ground pool and pool house round out the amenities. Love what you see? 72 Treasure Lane is on the market now for $799,000.

A round room with walls of windows juts out into a green forest with blue skies above.
One of two circular rooms juts out into the home’s two-acre property.
A living room features wood ceilings, walls of glass on the right side, a brick fireplace on the left side, and a seating area with a leather couch, coffee table, and four different arm chairs.
Walls of windows contrast with a cozy brick fireplace.
A wooden 10-person dining set sits next to glass walls that look out onto a green forest.
The expansive dining room also features forest views.
A kitchen features wooden ceilings, clerestory windows, open shelving, stainless steel appliances, and a large island.
The updated kitchen fits with the style thanks to open shelving and stainless steel appliances.
A master bedroom with white carpet, a sitting area in front of a large white bed, and exposed timber ceilings.
The spacious master bedroom walks out onto a patio outside.
A master bathroom features white ceilings, a curbed timber wall, and curved white built-in cabinets. A tub sits in the center with a walk-in shower to the right.
The master bedroom features a unique curved wall with a center tub.
The midcentury modern, flat-roofed home sits in the background, surrounded by trees, while an in-ground pool and patio mark the exterior amenities.
An in-ground pool rounds out the home’s amenities.