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For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL
Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:15 pm
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
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.
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Cluever is an enlargement of Skillen, and its mirror image.
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:33 pm
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
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
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 ?
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:54 pm
I googled the name of the house and found it on Marty Hackl's website
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Thanks. I suppose this is it ? Excellent resource ...
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:20 pm
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
From the Western Architect, 1915
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:54 am
The entire back faÃƒÂ§ade is a jumbled mess. Everything seems to work inside, but the exteriors are not good.