Harry Weese-designed forest house outside of Chicago is asking $899k

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods 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 level overhead 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.

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.

Photography: Andrew Miller

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.

Photography: Andrew Miller

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.

Photography: Andrew Miller

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.

Photography: Andrew Miller

Illinois architect Harry Weese designed this woods hideaway in Dekalb, which has the ultimate 1970s design features: a huge conversation pit.

Photography: Andrew Miller

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