Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this forest hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.
Located on a 4.45-acre lot along the Kishwaukee River 65 miles outside of Chicago, the interior of the four bedrooms has a soft vintage feel with teak and oak floors, whitewashed walls and high ceilings. The sunken sitting room is the main relaxation area and curves around a full height stone fireplace that comfortably seats eight or so people.
The 1970s vibe is enhanced by a spiral staircase and floating walkway that traverses the main overhead level and leads to the master suite. Two bedrooms and a home office are located in the Breeze on the second floor, with a relaxation zone on the lower level leading out to the back deck and gardens.
Illinois owned by Tanya Hamilton and Michele Miller of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty for $899,000. It is close to a private 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole public golf course and a Northwestern Fitness and Wellness Center with tennis and yoga facilities. More rustic pursuits include cross-country skiing and hiking trails along the Kishwaukee River.