House of the Day: An Apprentice's Handiwork

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Long before The Donald co-opted the term "apprentice," people like Frank Lloyd Wright were training young architects to follow in his footsteps.

This 5,746-square-foot sophisticate in Riverwoods, Ill., is a one-of-a-kind home by Arthur Dennis Stevens, Wright's last and youngest apprentice. How big a deal is it? The roof beam structure is patented and it is the only double-story roof of this kind built by the architect, which in some architectural circles is akin to being the one who gets to work for Trump. The home is listed at $2,678,888.

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The four-bedroom Zen-influenced home has a 29-foot rubber tree growing in the center of the house, surrounded by boulders. The home, designed as a series of three interconnected pods, is set in a heavily wooded lot filled with mature native oak, sugar maple and hickory trees. The curved support beams are compressed by a special process.

The pods contain no interior walls. The main pod houses a custom-design kitchen, the dining areas, upper and lower dens, living rooms and two wood-burning stone fireplaces. The great room is 40 feet by 40 feet and has a skylight 39 feet above. The home has custom cherry cabinets and iron-forged hardware.

Peggy Cobrin of Coldwell Banker has the listing.

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