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Ferris Bueller House, Anyone? Ferris Bueller House, Anyone?

 
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Tim



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Ferris Bueller House, Anyone? Ferris Bueller House, Anyone? Reply with quote

I was in the area and drove by ...

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/370-Beech-St_Highland-Park_IL_60035_M75005-48869#photo7

It is being renovated ...

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170608/downtown/ferris-bueller-cameron-house-renovation-rehab-glass-ravine-ferrari

As best I could tell, the new lower level area (garage, play space) is built (walls, ceiling). There was a construction van in the way so I couldn't see how far the construction inside the lower level area has progressed. The main house itself was covered in plastic sheets. The glass "garage" seemed to be used as storage (view from street/ bridge). Overall, it is an exciting project. It's great to see the house get a 2nd take. In terms of massing and how the new lower level will fit in, my sense is that it will work well. The whole thing is quite clever.
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Tim



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know ... Was the demolished garage (street side) original to the house?
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Tim



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the second link shows a photo of the original facade ... no garage!

Who knew ... Reading actually helps
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well -- it will be nice to see this one reborn, and closer to its original appearance than when it was in the movie, to boot.

" . . . an in-floor hot water radiator system" would be the generic description of Wright's "gravity heat" . . . I guess ?

SDR
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Tim



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/bhms.arch/

Progress photos and building plans
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Tim



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drove by last week.

The windows and siding were covered. It looks like the steel structure was being painted.

The garage and general reconstruction seemed to be far along/ maybe complete.

The site is a mess (normal construction mess), and it was raining all week. So I assume final grading hasn't been completed.

Overall, once the grading and landscape are complete, the new garage will disappear. In fact, it will probably prove to be a clever solution.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Tim, I appreciate the news. Let us know when it's time for the first street (or bridge) views ? I do Host-and-Post hereabouts, when needed . . .

SDR
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