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For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:28 pm
by DavidC

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:15 pm
by Roderick Grant
This is the Richard Cluever House (1913-14), located at 601 N. First Ave., Maywood. The 2.5 acre lot was landscaped by Jens Jensen

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 pm
by SDR
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601- ... 9045_zpid/

The glazed doors and other millwork are pleasant; the kitchen is a nice shock. A Google aerial reveals the Greek cross plan.

Perhaps the landscaping could be revived ? The Des Plaines River is on the other side of the woods at the back.

S

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:22 pm
by Roderick Grant
Cluever is an enlargement of Skillen, and its mirror image.

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:33 pm
by outside in
I wish they would print floor plans - but I find it hard to believe that the one-story flat roofed stucco box was original - no interior photos of the space, but it looks awkward.

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:39 pm
by outside in
ugh, found the floor plan and see that it was a servant's room. It would be a better house without it.

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:47 pm
by SDR
Interesting contrast between the perfectly Wrightian fireplace (photo 15) with the other (photo 13).

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601- ... ?mmlb=g,14

Where did you find a plan, John ?

S

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:54 pm
by outside in
I googled the name of the house and found it on Marty Hackl's website

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:00 pm
by SDR
Thanks. I suppose this is it ? Excellent resource ...

https://organica.org/pse/hackl/cluever.html

S

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm
by SDR
Image

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:08 pm
by SDR
As an aside, more on Van Bergen and Mr Hackl:

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3 ... companion/

S

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:20 pm
by outside in
based on the incompatibility of the servants room, my guess is that it was a last-minute client request/demand. This is where preservation "guidelines" get in the way - if I owned the place the first thing I would do would be to remove the box.

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:41 pm
by SDR
Image

From the Western Architect, 1915

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:54 am
by Roderick Grant
The entire back façade is a jumbled mess. Everything seems to work inside, but the exteriors are not good.