BUYER WANTED: Art Moderne William J. Mathis Listed for Sale

William J. Mathis House, 1937, Albert F. Heino, 10455 S. Bell Avenue. Photo credit: Redfin

“Located in the heart of Beverly Hills neighborhood is this beautiful gem and striking survivor of an early modernist age home (The Art Moderne). This captivating landmark was built in 1937 and is recognized by Ridge Historical Society of Chicago, IL for its historical/architectural significance. The home was originally built for William J. Mathis (called the Mathis House), by Architect Albert F. Heino (1905-1955).

“This stunning enchantment boasts three bedrooms and two large bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout both levels with a full basement + original bar that includes its own exit and staircase to the backyard. Centered in the middle of the home is a beautiful staircase leading to an open second floor layout. Second floor outdoor space is ready to become reality with this unique style of architecture.

“Two custom original doorways positioned at the center of the second floor allow access to the front and back of the home for fantastic views of the neighborhood. A modern kitchen flooded with natural light and views of the backyard keeps plenty of storage with 42-inch cabinetry throughout and additional space for your breakfast nook. Cornered windows in the living room and dining room show an abundance of natural light that is reflected throughout the first floor with a massive mirror above an original wood-burning fireplace. (Mathis House Listing)

“Heino (1905-1955) was the chief architect for United Airlines until leaving in 1948 to form his own practice. He is known for having designed the now-demolished Luther High School South in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood, which opened its doors in 1953.

“Heino also designed numerous churches in the city and suburbs, including a Lutheran church at 6099 N. Northcott Ave. in the Northwest Side Norwood Park neighborhood, the church that now is Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in the Southwest Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, the three-story classroom building that is part of New Deliverance Church in the South Side Roseland neighborhood, the church that now is the Iglesia de la Santa Cruz in the Southwest Side West Lawn neighborhood, the church that now is the Iglesia de Dios Septimo Dia in the Southwest Side Morgan Park neighborhood, St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Grange and St. John the Evangelist Church in Flossmoor, among others.” (Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 12/29/23)

 

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