The public is invited to tour Paul Schweikher’s 1938 home and studio, a Modernist home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the Top 200 Architectural Sites in Illinois.
Fifty minute guided tours of the house and studio will be offered on Saturday, October 12. Pre-scheduled tours will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on the hour at the property located at 645 S. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Visitors are invited to walk the grounds before or after their scheduled tour time. The cost of the tours is $20 per person, paid in advance of the event with a maximum of 12 persons per tour. For registration, visit schweikherhouse.org/events, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (847) 524-6371.
Tours of the house will feature Schweikher’s masterful integration of brick, glass, and wood, including an iconic brick fireplace, passive solar room, cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, a Japanese soaking tub, raked gravel courtyard, and gardens designed by the noted Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp.
The Schweikher House is owned by the Village of Schaumburg; tours are provided by the Schweikher House Preservation Trust. For more information about the Schweikher House and its history, visit www.schweikherhouse.org.