R. Harold Zook, noted architect of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. He is most famous for his Cotswold Style homes. Zook also designed buildings in the Tudor and Georgian style.
Zook's designs can be found throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, as well as Iowa, Wisconsin, and as far as Tennessee. Eighty-one buildings have been authenticated as Zook designs, many are in suburban Hinsdale. It was once said that R. Harold Zook is to Hinsdale as Frank Lloyd Wright is to Oak Park.
I came across a recent sale of a Zook mansion last saturday. This 6,134 square foot, 16 room, Hinsdale home sits on a 192 X 381 lot and sold for $4,100.000.00 in July.
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