Photographing unique homes is a treat for a Real Estate photographer

One of the many enjoyments I receive from capturing real estate photography is that I get to see a wide variety of different homes. From 100-year-old home to brand new construction any given week can have me shooting many different types of architecture. Last week, I was in Glencoe, Illinois capturing images on a 1950’s-built modernist ranch home designed by George and William Keck of Chicago.

The house reminded me of the other famous designer named Frank Lloyd Wright who might be a little more widely known for his vision of modernist designs. George Keck started out first and was later joined by his brother William.

The sibling architect team worked out of their Michigan-Ohio Building in Chicago’s loop and were best known as visionaries. They boldly pushed modern design as far back as the 1930’s when most homeowners didn’t dream beyond cookie-cutter Colonial style homes.

One of the most interesting features of this home was the large “picture windows” in every room! Having the large glass really allowed for great lighting as well as an awesome view from every room. The windows were solid and didn’t open, so to provide ventilation, the rooms had opening panels that were designed right into the architecture of the home. The vents can be seen as slates from the outside of the home.

Nice job on this modern design! -Rick Bella for Bella Photography

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