Jonathan Chancellor | 18 January 2013

Touch of the Frank Lloyd Wright in the Wall Street Journal's 2012 house of the year

Touch of the Frank Lloyd Wright in the Wall Street Journal's 2012 house of the year

The Wall Street Journal's House of the Year contest drew 456,939 total votes in December, with the winning home securing 52,633 votes to be the clear winner. 

It's 7 Timberline Lane, Riverwoods

The photos from the Wall Street Journal House of the Year show the 5,700-square foot home, which beat off the 48 other House of the Week winners has a pagoda-style in its Chicago suburban location.

It was described as "a mix of architectural styles, with echoes of Frank Lloyd Wright and a dash of 1970s interior design."

It is located in Riverwoods, and remains listed for just under $US2 million having been listed at $US2.7 million.

It's listed through Tracy Wurster of Prudential Rubloff Properties in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The house even has a 30-foot rubber tree growing in the living room.

The WSJ has a House of the Day chosen by its real estate staff after reviewing large, upscale properties in for-sale listings across the country.

During the year the most expensive listing was $US44 million and the least was just $US895,000.

The end-of-year review found seven sold homes with all sales at under the asking price.

The smallest discount was 7%; the largest was 30%.

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