Chicago-Area Home of Famous Architect For Sale

June 08, 2011

You know you are buying a good house when your purchase once belonged to the renowned architect who designed it.

Such a situation could occur right now.

There is a home for sale in Evanston that was designed by architect David Haid, who lived there until he died in 1993 at the age of 64.

The modern, one-story home, built in 1968 and located at 1221 Michigan Avenue in the North Shore suburb, is on the market for $1.1 million.

Haid came to Chicago in 1951 to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where his mentor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was head of the architectural department.

He would work in van der Rohe’s design office until 1963, when he formed David Haid & Associates.

You might know Haid for his architectural work that helped make the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” possible: In 1974, he designed the Auto Pavilion in the Ben Rose Highland Park home. After Cameron’s dad’s car went flying through the floor-to-ceiling glass, Haid oversaw the reconstruction.

The Ben Rose home has also been up for sale. After two years with no bites, the home was been pulled off the market to fix some damage brought on by a storm.

Back to Haid’s personal home that’s for sale. It’s situated on a “prime park-like block of Grand Victorians,” only a couple blocks from the beach.

The two-bedroom, three-bath home features nine-foot ceilings, terrazzo floors, an updated kitchen, glass walls throughout, a two-car garage and a brick-walled courtyard.

The home sold in 1994 for $735,000. The 2009 tax bill was $15,708.

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