Brutalist Modern Home For Sale in Illinois Really Lives Up To The Hype
You had me at "brutalist modern."
This custom-built 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Illinois home has just returned to the market since it sold last in February 2022. Apparently, the current owners purchased the home after it was featured on the lifestyle site Zillow Gone Wild-- and it definitely lives up to the hype!
What is Brutalist Modern?
Let's start here because I have so many questions. According to Wikipedia, the brutalist architectural movement originated overseas in the 1950s in response to reconstruction projects in post-war England.
brutalism is a strict, modernistic design language that has been said to be a reaction to the architecture of the 1940s, much of which was characterized by a retrospective nostalgia
Essentially, this home looks like it could have been in the same neighborhood The Brady Bunch was living in.
4531 Tall Oaks Lane
The home itself is nestled on nearly half an acre of wooded land and includes a scenic multi-level wooden deck in the backyard and it even has a 2-story indoor pool area complete with a slide.
What really captured my attention was how many of the brutalist design elements include rounded features: rounded fireplace, 2-story rotunda, spiral staircase, and of course no mid-century modern home would be complete without at least one uniquely-shaped bed-- and this home has 2!
True, the house could use some updating but at only $584,900 this one-of-a-kind home is an absolute steal. Check it out: