A near-Mies in Lake Forest

300 Saunders Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois

300 Saunders Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois

The glass and steel mid-century modern vision at 300 Saunders Rd in Lake Forest is said to have been designed by Jack Viks, who in turn is said to have been a student of Mies van der Rohe.

The Miesian influence is sharply evident in the home's exteriors and some of the interior spaces. The home's white spiral stair, for example, is strikingly similar to the one in Mies' Villa Tugendhat. The warmth of the interior materials, however, appears decidedly un-Miesian.

The 3-bedroom, 3-bath home includes an outdoor pool, a separate guest house, and an 8-car garage. The multi-acre wooded site can, according to the listing, be divided into 3 separate parcels.

The home has been on and off the market for nearly 4 years, and once was listed as high as $2,299,000. The current asking price is $1,299,000

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