A Restored Midcentury With an 1,800-Square-Foot Addition Seeks $740K in Illinois

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Originally designed by late architect and Illinois School of Architecture professor Jack Sherman Baker in 1968, the four-bedroom home features double-height glazing, three fireplaces, and multiple outdoor spaces.

A landscaped garden includes bright sculptures by late artist Brother Mel Meyer.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 1111 Williams Boulevard in Springfield, Illinois, was designed by late architect and Illinois School of Architecture professor Jack Sherman Baker in 1968. Overlooking the city’s 150-acre Washington Park—with direct access to its walking trails and botanical gardens—the compound-like dwelling received an 1,800-square-foot addition designed by local architect Chuck Pell in 2007, which was built to complement the original structure.

The residence at 1111 Williams Boulevard in Springfield, Illinois, was designed by late architect and Illinois School of Architecture professor Jack Sherman Baker in 1968.

The residence at 1111 Williams Boulevard in Springfield, Illinois, was designed by late architect and Illinois School of Architecture professor Jack Sherman Baker in 1968.

Courtesy of Harris Allen

Inside the 4,314-square-foot home, which is currently listed for $739,900, tall windows and skylights usher in ample light and abundant views of the surrounding greenery. On the ground level, a spacious chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, Italian terrazzo floors, a large central island with quartz countertops. Dramatic, double-story glass panels connect the space to a rear patio.

The chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, Italian terrazzo floors, a large island with quartz countertops.

The chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, Italian terrazzo floors, a large island with quartz countertops.

Courtesy of Harris Allen

Inside the 4,314-square-foot home, double-story glass panels usher in ample natural light.

On the ground level, double-story glass panels usher in ample natural light.

Courtesy of Harris Allen

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