California and Florida are where home buyers will find the bulk of the country’s well-preserved midcentury modern homes.
That’s what makes this home in Rockford, IL, so incredible—and an authentic dip back to 1958. Bathroom tiles, kitchen cabinetry, and other elements of the home are either original or designed to appear as if they were.
Tucked away in Northern Illinois, the six-bedroom home is listed for $895,000 with Tom Humpal of Re/Max Property Source. The price is especially notable when you consider that the current median list price in Rockford is $105,000.
The Todd & Weisman architecture firm based in Naples, FL, designed the 8,300-square-foot home for its first owner, Seth Atwood II, the late industrialist who ran the Atwood Vacuum Machine Co. during the late 1950s. The home last changed hands in 2011 for $538,250.
Because only high-quality materials were used in the home’s original construction, it took two years to complete.
The steel beam infrastructure is visible throughout, and the fossilized limestone floors were sourced from the dry bed of a Texas lake. With the use of organic materials and clean lines, the home’s bones nod to both Frank Lloyd Wright as well as the midcentury modern design movement.
In nearly every room, large windows look out onto the nearly acre lot, which sits on the Rock River.
Other unique materials incorporated into the residence include shoji screen doors and exotic woods. Two decks—one at the water’s edge, and another off the home’s second level—provide beautiful water views.
Sharp angles abound throughout the home, including closets and countertops.
Best of all, you needn’t worry about cold Illinois winters if you desire a dip—the home features a luxurious indoor pool. Dive in and make an offer on this midcentury marvel.