Harry Weese-designed woodland home outside Chicago asks for $899k

A 1977 entertainment pad for nature lovers

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.

Interiors of the four-bedroom bolthole, which is situated on a 4.45-acre plot along the Kishwaukee River, 65 miles outside of Chicago, have a soft vintage vibe with teak and oak flooring, whitewashed walls and soaring ceilings. The sunken seating room area is the main relaxation space and curves around a full-height stone fireplace that can comfortably seat eight or so people.

Adding to the 70s vibe is a spiral staircase and floating walkway that traverses the main level overhead and leads to the master suite. Two bedrooms and a home office are located in the second-storey wind, with a rec zone in the lower level which opens onto the back deck and gardens.

The Illinois property is Tanya Hamilton and Michele Miller of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty for $899,000. It’s close to a private 18-hole golf course, 9-hole public course and Northwestern Fitness and Wellness Center with tennis and yoga facilities. More rustic pursuits include cross-country skiing and hiking trails along the Kishwaukee River.

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.
Photography: Andrew Miller
Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.
Photography: Andrew Miller
Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.
Photography: Andrew Miller
Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.
Photography: Andrew Miller
Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this Dekalb woodland hideaway, which has the ultimate 1970s design features – a huge conversation pit.
Photography: Andrew Miller

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