Lake Forest House by Jack Viks

Stephen Coles

The MidCentury Architecture blog discovered a listing for this Lake Forest, Illinois house by a Jack Viks, who was apparently a student of Mies Van Der Rohe — a fact made very clear by one glance at the exterior. But it’s the interior that is really stunning.

SAUNDERS RD, Lake Forest, IL - Built: 1960 (Higher Res Pics!)

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  1. 07.17.08 fluentworks

    considering the market time(almost 100 days) its a magnificent place. and with two additional lots, a guest house and a 8 car garage… $2.299.000 is a small price to pay..
    great find..
    it was a pleasure to view the interiors first hand.

  2. 01.19.09 Joe Kunkel

    Thank you for posting information on this fantastic modernist property. I am the Realtor representing this property, and I appreciate you posting my photos to promote it. If anyone is interested in touring this property or if you’d like more information on Jack Viks, please call me at 312-371-0986. The price has been reduced to $1,800,000 for the house on nearly 4 acres, including a pool, guest house and garage spaces for 8 cars! You may also visit my website for this property and other mid-century modern houses, which are my specialty: . Joe Kunkel, Baird & Warner

  3. 09.26.09 Claus W. Geraets

    Dear Lady, dear Sir,
    the other day I have bought a Mercedes 280SL via ebay from a seller in Illinois. A friend of mine will help me to organize shipment from the US to Germany/ Berlin where I live together with my wife and our 3 kids. As kind of an background information I learned, that the first owner of this beautiful Oldtimer has been the architect Mr. Jack Viks. Would it be possible for you to forward this email to Mr. Viks or his wife/ kids? Thx. in advance. First of all I would like to let the Viks family know, that their car soon will be back to Germany. Secondly I am asking for some additional information about my new car. Best regards from Berlin
    Dr. Bettina Simon and Claus W. Geraets – Parallelstr. 20 – 12209 Berlin – email: – cell +49 171 223 12 29

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