Name Dropper

Appears in the March 2023 issue.

This historic Glen Ellyn home has an impressive pedigree

22W779 Sycamore Drive in Glen Ellyn

Having served as the childhood residence of renowned psychologist Carl Rogers is not the only historic claim to fame for this circa-1915 Arts and Crafts stunner, recently listed for $1.2 million. Designed in the classic Prairie style by Frank Lloyd Wright disciples Thomas Tallmadge and Vernon S. Watson, the three-story, 6,000-square-foot home at 22W779 Sycamore Drive in Glen Ellyn features custom quarter-sawn millwork, wine-colored quarry tiles, hardwood floors, handcrafted built-ins, and stained-glass folding doors. Outside, the nearly two-acre estate was designed by Anthony Tysnik, head landscape architect at Morton Arboretum (which is only a short drive away).

The bathroom in 22W779 Sycamore Drive

As in many homes of this vintage, there have been plenty of upgrades over the years, including the owner’s bathroom, which now features Carrara marble flooring, a large glass-enclosed jetted shower, a cast-iron tub, double sinks, and a custom handmade vanity to match the home’s decor. But even in these more modern enhancements listing agent Sean Bonselaar of Bons Realty in Naperville says care has been taken to maintain the same level of craftsmanship in the details and dedication to quality in the construction that you just don’t see much anymore. “The owners affectionately call the home a unicorn,” he says. “It’s a very special place with the kind of history and grandeur that just cannot be reproduced.”

Staircase in 22W779 Sycamore Drive
Upstairs hallway in 22W779 Sycamore Drive


Photos courtesy of 1st Look Media