While architect Edward Dart may not be as familiar as Frank Lloyd Wright or Mies van der Rohe, at least one of his designs will ring a bell with Chicagoans. The contemporary builder is the creative mind behind Water Tower Place—the cubic gray mall adjacent to the famous Water Tower on Michigan Avenue. He’s also the brains behind a trio of Glencoe homes, one of which recently hit the market as part of Coldwell Banker’s ultra-luxe Preview International program.
With an address as pleasant as its Lake Michigan-facing location, 350 Sunrise Circle is a modern masterpiece. In fact, the seven-bedroom home built entirely from natural materials was designated as an official landmark two years ago. “It’s more than a home,” says Coldwell Banker listing agent Jen Waldman. “It’s an experience.” Dart designed the home in the 1960s for Chicago’s famous Crown family, keeping in mind issues of the time, such as the presumed need for a four-feet-thick concrete bomb shelter in the basement.
Even with such retro touches, though, the open layout remains completely modern. And, adds Waldman, “There’s always something new to discover: a hidden skylight, another closet.” Currently listed at $3.15 million. Contact Jen Waldman, 847-724-5800, or firstname.lastname@example.org