We welcome all to join our group for upcoming tours, educational events, and parties! Members receive first chance to reserve free or discounted tickets for these limited-space events, on a first come first served basis. So please join us!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 16 2:00 - 4 pm

Visit a newly renovated 1963 Humrich Home with a stunning vintage furniture collection in Riverwoods, plus revisit the 1955 Keck and Keck home of Joan and Gary Gand

Free event for members only: RSVP Here

CBB members Randi and Allen have invited us to celebrate the completion of their Mid-Century home in Riverwoods.

Hear about their renovation project to return the home to its original style, with a few updates that even Ed Humrich would approve of!

Meet the owners, and their designer, Thom Wesely, who will give a presentation about how he incorporated contemporary design without compromising the vintage esthetic.

Also on hand to discuss vintage furniture authenticity, upholstery and care will be Manny Arceo from Modern Restoration Studio.

The 1955 Keck and Keck residence of Joan and Gary Gand, a short walk away, will also be available to tour in small groups

Addresses of the homes will be given to those who RSVP

This event is FREE. Members only! Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE.

Park at the Riverwoods Village Hall
300 Portwine Rd. in Riverwoods.
There will be a short walk to the homes.
Handicap parking available with advance notice.

Sunday, June 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
1964 House on a Bluff by H.P. Davis Rockwell
Open House

Be the first to see this
spectacular Mid-Century home
which has just gone on the market!
Hosted by Joe Kunkel

20841 Oak Lane, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

FREE to members and their guests
No RSVP needed

Bring a friend and/or a buyer who will preserve this gem!

As seen in our book, Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism by Gary Gand, published in 2010 by Rizzoli.

House on a Bluff was designed circa 1964 by H.P. Davis "Deever" Rockwell as his own family residence. He was a student of Mies van der Rohe and Alfred Caldwell, and worked in Mies' office and later in private practice with Daniel Brenner and George Danforth. This is a gorgeous glass pavilion known as the House on a Bluff, on nearly 2.5 acres overlooking Butterfield Creek in Olympia Fields, IL.

See the article by Dennis Rodkin in today's Crain's HERE

The house is a work of art, made of Eau Claire river gravel, exposed aggregate concrete and polished terrazzo. At first the house appears as a one story glass box with a central core and fireplace, with the master bedroom and bathroom, study, living room, kitchen and dining room, but there's also a lower level which faces the ravine and features three (originally four) additional bedrooms, two full baths, workshop, storage area and den with sliding walls. The house was featured in Chicago Tribune May 16, 1964; Realty & Building May 15, 1965; Architectural Record Sept 1965; Arts & Architecture August 1965; photography by Richard Nickel. The house was also photographed by Julius Shulman and is in the book, Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism, by Gary Gand, published in 2010 by Rizzoli.

The house has had many updates in the past few years, including new HVAC, appliances, landscaping and more.

The Mies influence is obvious. The other related glass houses (Farnsworth house by Mies, McCormick house by Mies, and the Glass House by Philip Johnson, are all museums. This is a rare opportunity to live in such a work of art.

20841 Oak Lane, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

FREE to members (make sure you have renewed for 2015) and their guests
No RSVP necessary

The house is currently for sale, click HERE to read more about it.

Help us find the new owner for this amazing piece of architecture!

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