For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL

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Roderick Grant
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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

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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.

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Cluever is an enlargement of Skillen, and its mirror image.

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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.

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ugh, found the floor plan and see that it was a servant's room. It would be a better house without it.

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Post 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 ?

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Post by outside in »

I googled the name of the house and found it on Marty Hackl's website

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Thanks. I suppose this is it ? Excellent resource ...

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

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Image

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As an aside, more on Van Bergen and Mr Hackl:

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

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Post 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.

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Image

From the Western Architect, 1915

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The entire back façade is a jumbled mess. Everything seems to work inside, but the exteriors are not good.

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Re: For sale: John Van Bergen house in Maywood, IL

Post by DavidC »

I am unable to read the article but the headline states that the house has sold for $860,000.


David

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