Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Turzak House

architect

Bruce Goff

location

7059 N. Olcott Ave.

date

1938-39

style

Modern

construction

Brick

type

House
 
 
   
This design, which represents one of the earliest works by internationally recognized architect Bruce Goff, stands in pronounced contrast to traditional residences of the period. Designed as the home and studio for artist Charles Turzak and his family, it incorporated many features that did not typically appear in residential architecture until more than a decade later, including a carport, corner picture windows, and overhanging balconies. Goff also designed the Bachman House, another Chicago Landmark.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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