Wright-designed cottage in Glencoe sells, its future unclear
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Wright-designed cottage in Glencoe sells, its future unclear

A cottage in Glencoe designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and recently named one of Illinois’ most endangered buildings has sold. The fate of the property isn’t clear. Agents for the seller and the buyer made conflicting statements to Crain’s about what the new owners plan to do with the Sherman Booth cottage, on Franklin Road. The cottage was built in 1913 as the temporary home for a couple who were having a larger house, also designed by Wright, built on their 15-acre estate. The cottage sold May 9, though the sale was not recorded in the multiple-listing service until May 14. The sale price, $555,000, was well below the $1 million that the sellers, relatives of the late longtime owners, were asking when the cottage first came on the market, in October 2017 . At the time, Tina Colada, daughter of the late owners, who had owned the house since 1956, told Crain’s that demolition is not something "my parents would want, Wright fans would want or I would want. I would feel really sorry if I let it go. It’s got to go to someone who appreciates the architecture." Diana Matichyn, the Coldwell Banker agent who represented the […]

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