Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Bachman House

architect

Bruce Goff

location

1244 W. Carmen Ave.

date

1947-48

style

Early Modern

construction

exterior cladding of Brick and corrugated aluminum

type

House
 
 
   
Architect Bruce Goff created a neighborhood sensation in 1948, when he remodeled a modest wood house (built in 1889) into the home and studio for recording engineer Myron Bachman. The window openings were changed and an exterior cladding of brick and corrugated aluminum was added.

It remains a local attraction, as well as a nationally recognized example of work by one of architecture's most unique figures.

Much of Goff's architectural career was spent in Oklahoma, although he maintained a practice in Chicago from 1934 to 1942. Goff also designed the Turzak House, another Chicago Landmark.

links

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