Nov. 15, 2011
-- Judy Gibbons Awarded Listing of Rare Schwartz Designed Contemporary Home. Judy Gibbons, current NASBAR President and Chairman of the Board of the Northshore Barrington Area Realtor Association and her company Hunters Fairway Sothebys International Realty were selected among the other luxury home Realtors in the Barrington region as the listing agent of a rare and distinctive lakefront, prairie modern residence designed and built by well known architect Milton Schwartz. Milton Schwartz had been born in Chicago in 1925, studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1943-1947, apprenticed in Chicago and received his architectural license in 1952. Schwartz opened Milton Schwartz and Associates in 1951, which successfully operated right up until 1985. His career had been unorthodox because he was concurrently a builder, real estate developer and an architect. His buildings were focused in Chicago and close by cities such as Waukegan, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana, where Schwartz designed apartment complexes. Throughout Chicago Schwartz' properties included hotels, motels, and high-rise apartment buildings as well. In the 1960s Schwartz was also the architect for the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, where he developed numerous projects which includes a 22-story addition and two large restaurants. Schwartz' projects had been incorporated in a 1993 convention at the Art Institute of Chicago. Schwartz had occasionally mentioned his boyhood in Chicago as well as in relation to the incredible influence of his immigrant father who actually was a plumbing and HVAC contractor. Schwartz' exposure to building and construction at an young age fostered his desire to become an architect. Mr. Schwartz had researched at the University of Illinois, where he listened to demonstrations by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was an electrifying visiting presenter. Schwartz had been selected to complete construction plans right after World War II for the Navy on installations in the Chicago area. Milton Schwartz had continued by creating larger construction projects. His first major design and construction project, a 21-story apartment structure, 320 Oakdale, is currently found nearby to Chicago's Lincoln Park, which he built as a much younger man. Mr. Schwartz had gone on to develop the Executive House (a modern-day hotel), inside the heart of Chicago, which ended up being then one of the tallest reinforced concrete buildings in the world. Schwartz may be remembered best for his work in Las Vegas as architect for the Dunes Hotel in the decade of the 1960s, during which time the owners reopened a closed property and continuously built on to it, with Schwartz as their lead architect. This modern treasure with Prairie Modern architecture was build in 1962. The home is set on five plus private acre lot together with more than 160 feet of lake frontage on Honey Lake in North Barrington. The property is in magnificent condition and features walnut floors, and spacious contemporary living, fully finished walkout basement, and more than 5,400 feet of living space. Come and discover this masterpiece of a property by one of Chicago's most revered architects. The house is listed for sale by Judy Gibbons of Hunter's Fairway Sotheby's International Realty. Feel free to speak to Judy to setup a showing at: 847-381-7100, and photographs can be found at at the HuntersFairwaySir . com website.
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