A six-bedroom Arts and Crafts-style mansion in unincorporated Glen Ellyn, said to have been designed by the architectural firm of Tallmadge & Watson, is on the market for $1.19 million.
The 15-room brick mansion and its 1.9-acre lot were once part of a 300-plus acre farm south of Glen Ellyn known as Warwood Farm. In 1915, Walter A. Rogers, who co-founded the Bates & Rogers Construction Company, purchased a farm just north of Morton Arboretum and immediately set about building a mansion. The owner believes he hired Tallmadge & Watson, a Chicago-based Prairie Style firm, to design the mansion.
One of the Rogers children who grew up in the mansion was psychotherapist Carl Rogers.
Walter A. Rogers died in 1944, and his estate sold the farm in 1955 to Arthur T. Mackintosh & Co.’s homebuilding company, which sold the Glen Ellyn Woods subdivision to its estate. placed around. However, the Rogers estate preserved the mansion and sold it separately to Joseph J. Robbins at the time.
For decades, the late investment manager Lou Holland owned the home. Holland and his wife, who passed away in 2016, sold the mansion to its current owner for $950,000 in 2014.
6,263-square-foot mansion features six bathrooms, two fireplaces, custom quarter-turned woodwork, burgundy quarry tile, hardwood floors, stained-glass folding doors, two staircases , main bathroom with copper gutters and recently upgraded Carrara marble floors. Cast-iron tub, large glass-enclosed jet shower, and custom handcrafted vanity.
Bons Realty listing agent Sean Bonselaar told Elite Street: “Perfect for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship and construction quality not found in modern homes, including quarter-turn woodwork, solid copper gutters and downspouts, and prairie-style stained glass.”
The owner first went public in May at $1.3 million and lowered the asking price to $1.2 million in July.
The mansion was charged $25,069 in property taxes for the 2021 tax year.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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