The Solar Park subdivision, a creation of architects Keck & Keck, dates to the early 1940s – a period when what we now call World War II had dramatically increased energy costs.
Solar Park is on the south side of Glenview Road and is bordered on the east and south by the Harms Woods forest preserve.
One of the homes in Solar Park, a 5-bedroom, 3-bath on a half-acre site at 801 Glenview Rd in Glenview, just came on the market, priced at $725,000.
The listing copy doesn’t indicate whether this home was a Keck & Keck design, but it lacks many of the characteristic features of Keck homes that I outlined in the above video, shot during cicada season at their passive solar Forest Crest subdivision in Glencoe.
In both Glencoe and Glenview “Keck house” often became a synonym for “teardown candidate” and many Keck homes have met that fate.
The pictures that accompany the listing don’t make it appear to be a teardown candidate, although a companion listing offers the property as vacant land with subdivision potential. Another new listing offers a newly-built 6-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home on the entire site for $1,450,000.
Coldwell Banker’s Cheryl O’Rourke has the listings.