Practicing architecture with his firm from 1924 until his death in 1976, Walter Frazier left his mark on north shore architecture.
Take a look at this beautiful mid-century design built in 1955. The site alone is pretty spectacular. The home is situated on 21 acres which includes over 9 acres of a conservation easement.
The secluded site must have been the inspiration behind the floor to ceiling windows which make up most of the exterior walls.
Inside, the design is simple, allowing the views to take center stage. There are over 6500 square feet of living space with four bedrooms.
Also included is a 3 bedroom guest house.
To honor his contributions the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society published the book Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr, & Fairbank Architects Houses of Chicago’s North Shore, 1924-1970. Written by Kim Coventry and Arthur Hawks Miller, the book contains many images which highlight Frazier’s ability to combine his understanding of architectural history with emerging ideas to create unique buildings that seem timeless.
In addition to residential projects in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, Frazier designed several homes and offices in the Fox River Valley as well as the Casino Club in Chicago.