This house in Evanston, Illinois was built by John Van Bergen—who worked in Frank Lloyd Wright's studio—in 1928. But it used to be somewhere else, as in two miles from where it currently sits.
In March 2015, the current owner saved the house from demolition by purchasing it from the real estate developer—for just $10. The catch? He had to move it to a new location. That meant cutting it into three sections and transporting them to its new lot via flatbed trucks.
The house that moved is now firmly in place, and then rehabbed by the architect/owner.
The three bedroom, two and a half bath house has a two-story great room with a loft overlooking it.
The kitchen has a restored vintage fridge and range. The house sits on a 6,498 square foot lot, and the one next door is available for sale if you want more space.
The price has gone up a bit since the owner paid a Hamilton for it; the property is currently listed for $625,000.
- 2771 Crawford Avenue | Estately