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A six-bedroom Arts-and-Crafts-style mansion in unincorporated Glen Ellyn that is said to have been designed by the Tallmadge & Watson architectural firm is on the market for $1.19 million.

The 15-room brick mansion and its 1.9-acre site at one time were part of a 300-acre-plus farm south of Glen Ellyn that was known as Warwood Farm. In 1915, Walter A. Rogers, who cofounded the Bates & Rogers construction firm, bought the farm, which is immediately north of the Morton Arboretum, and immediately set to work having the mansion built. The owners believe he hired Tallmadge & Watson, a Prairie-style firm based in Chicago, to design the mansion.

One of Rogers’ children who grew up in the mansion was noted psychotherapist Carl Rogers.

Walter A. Rogers died in 1944, and his estate sold the farm in 1955 to the Arthur T. McIntosh & Co. homebuilding firm, which laid out the Glen Ellyn Woods subdivision all around it. However, Rogers’ estate preserved the mansion and sold it separately at that time to Joseph J. Robbins.

For several decades, the late investment manager Lou Holland owned the home. Holland, who died in 2016, and his wife sold the mansion in 2014 for $950,000 to the current owners.

The 6,263-square-foot mansion has six bathrooms, two fireplaces, customer quarter-sawn millwork, wine-colored quarry tiles, hardwood floors, stained glass folding doors, two staircases, copper gutters and a recently upgraded primary bathroom with Carrara marble floors, a cast iron tub, a large glass-enclosed jetted shower and a custom hand-made vanity.

“This is an exciting and unique opportunity to own a beautiful piece of history,” listing agent Sean Bonselaar of Bons Realty told Elite Street. “It’s perfect for someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship and quality of construction that you do not find in modern homes, such as quarter-sawn millwork, solid copper gutters and downspouts, and Prairie-style stained glass.”

The owners first listed it in May for $1.3 million and cut its asking price to $1.2 million in July.

The mansion had a $25,069 property tax bill in the 2021 tax year.

Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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