This home feels like a treehouse


With their three children now grown, the couple is moving to Florida. They’ll put the house, on Arrowhead Court in DeKalb, 66 miles west of downtown Chicago, on the market today, priced at $899,000. Represented by Tanya Hamilton and Michele Miller, Chicago-based agents with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, the 5,800-square-foot house has four bedrooms. 

The house sits above the banks of the Kishwaukee River’s South Branch. Its 4.5-acre site is part of a small neighborhood set among riverside golf courses and a forest preserve, which keeps the view out Molly Green’s circular office window lush and tranquil. 

The circle window is just one of several geometrical shapes Weese used in his designs. There are triangles, like at the Metropolitan Correctional Center he designed in Chicago’s Loop; the semi-circle conversation pit at the entrance of the 17th Church of Christ Scientist on Wacker Drive; and in the DeKalb house, a swimming pool shaped like a leaf.


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