For sale: MCM - Joliet, IL - $200K

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DavidC
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For sale: MCM - Joliet, IL - $200K

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The only problem I can see is its location at a busy intersection. Larkin Avenue and Glenwood Avenue (adjacent to the south border of the huge lot) are busy 4-lane roads. Beyond the intersection, the neighborhood becomes less single-family residential, with large apartment buildings, a high school and commercial buildings, thus the modest price.

The house itself is terrific! Maybe it's because I am of that generation, but the MCM houses of the 50s are like comfort food, the mac 'n' cheese of architecture.

DRN
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Post by DRN »

I'm not of that generation, born 1965, and I find it move-in ready! The only possible change I'd suggest would be to pull up the beige wall to wall cut pile carpet to see what lies beneath.

SDR
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Maybe it's the wide-angle photography, but the proportions of elements seems unconvincing to me. Beams too far apart or too dinky, spaces too vast ? These could be victims of the lens, I suppose.

S

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

I have driven by this house several thousand times as I attended the high school a block south (Joliet West - go Tigers!) when I lived in Joliet. The empty lot, I believe, is zoned commercial. The house is significantly higher than the street and the lot to the south, so that helps ameliorate the feeling of having the street in your front yard. It is also on a large corner lot so neighbors are no too close. It is in an area of nice homes, mostly ranches.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Another look at the photos---this time at maximum size---reveals charms I had missed or mistaken before.

https://search.soldwithray.com/idx/deta ... ps_m=20700

The glossy panels on the walls of kitchen and bath are unusual. Glass, or ceramic ? And the Googie credenza in a bedroom is a delight. I switch my vote.

S

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