Bachman House

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Bachman House

The Bachman House is a house in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is located at 1244 W. Carmen Ave. The house was built between 1947 and 1948 by Bruce Goff. Architect Bruce Goff created a neighborhood sensation in 1948, when he remodeled a modest wood house (built in 1889) into the home and studio for recording engineer Myron Bachman. The window openings were changed and an exterior cladding of brick and corrugated aluminum was added. It remains a local attraction, as well as a nationally recognized example of work by one of architecture's most unusual figures. Much of Goff's architectural career was spent in Oklahoma, although he maintained a practice in Chicago from 1934 to 1942. Goff also designed the Turzak House, another Chicago Landmark. Chicago Landmark on December 9, 1992.[1]

This historic house sits on a 6,000 SF lot in one of Chicago's most dynamic neighborhoods. It's only a few blocks form Lake Michigan, and is located on a gorgeous tree lined street. The house went on the market in 2014, and as of June 2015 was still listed at $580,000.


  1. ^ "Bachman House". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 

Coordinates: 41°58′29″N 87°39′42″W / 41.9748°N 87.6617°W / 41.9748; -87.6617