The Schweikher House @schweikherhouse

The Schweikher House was designed by Paul Schweikher as his home & studio. Completed in 1938, it is on the NRHP. http://www.schweikherhouse.org/

The Schweikher House photos and videos

3 weeks ago

Wishing our followers a safe and festive Independence Day! If it gets too hot or overwhelming, enjoy this serene photo of the living room, and imagine yourself there. 🧘‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . #paulschweikher #schweikherhouse #modernhome #modernarchitecture #modernarchitect #chicagoland #chicagoarchitecture #schaumburgillinois #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #landmarksillinois #martyl #naturallight #chicagocommonbrick #nature

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4 weeks ago

This year’s summer solstice was not very sunny, so we took advantage of today’s warm and bright sun to show you how the solar bedroom stays cool... . . . . . . . . . . #paulschweikher #schweikherhouse #modernhome #schaumburgillinois #landmarksillinois #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #modernarchitecture #passivesolar #summersolstice #shade #japanesedesign #prairiemodern #redwood #nature #chicagoland #chicagoarchitecture #martyl

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4 weeks ago

It’s officially summer and the Schaumburg Community Garden Club is busy volunteering @schweikherhouse ! We are so grateful! . . . . . . . #schweikherhouse #schaumburgillinois #paulschweikher #modernhome #landmarksillinois #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #volunteer #gardeners #modernistarchitecture #nature #chicagoland

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last month

Please join plein air painter Maggie Capettini at the Schweikher House to paint from our garden’s beautiful peony collection. The session will begin with an oil painting demonstration and end with an optional "celebration and critique" of participant's paintings. Capettini will give easel-side advice throughout the session. Friday, June 14, 2:00-5:00 p.m. No rain date. $25 per person, payable at the door. participants must bring their own supplies. All painting media welcome. RSVP @ link in Bio or contact events @schweikherhouse org

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We love how the natural landscape reflects off of the many windows that Paul Schweikher included in the design of his home and studio, allowing the people within the internal spaces to view the natural wonders beyond the wood and brick walls. . . . . . . . #paulschweikher #schweikherhouse #modernarchitect #modernarchitecture #midcenturymodern #japanesedesign #chicago #chicagoland #schaumburgillinois #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #landmarksillinois #yaleschoolofarchitecture #passivesolar #redwood #chicagobrick #glass #modernhome #modernfurniture #nature

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Please join us June 2nd for another great Conversation in the Studio. Master Gardener Bev Krams will give a vibrant presentation on the peonies in the Schweikher House garden and share tips for growing your own! Don’t delay, sign up now as space is limited! Please RSVP at link in Bio or on the Events page of our website. 👍🏼

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April 2019

It’s Friday I’m in love Tours today @11am & 1pm $25 at door . . . . . #paulschweikher #modernarchitecture #schweikherhouse #chicagoarchitecture #modernhomes #schaumburgillinois #redwood #spring #historichomes #passivesolar

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March 2019

Fireplace Friday! The Schweikher House & Studio has four fireplaces. The most impressive example occupies a large space on the east wall of the living room. The vision of density and mass, that the floor-to-ceiling brick design produces, is elegantly broken by the clever placement of the vertical window tucked in the corner. 🙌🏼 . . . . . #paulschweikher #schweikherhouse #schaumburg #fireplace #brick #modernhomes #midcenturymodern #midwestmodern #chicagocommonbrick #modernarchitect #modernarchitecture #moderndesign #chicagoarchitect #fireplacefriday

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February 2019

View from the interior of The Schweikher House facing west, where you can see the solar bedroom to the right and the gravel courtyard to the left. The vantage point of this photo portrays a sharp division between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. However, one way that Schweikher’s design seamlessly extends the boundaries between the structure and its natural surroundings, is his generous use of floor-to-ceiling glazing. . . . . . #paulschweikher #midcenturymodern #modernarchitecture #chicagoland #chicagoarchitecture #schweikherhouse #modernism #minimalism #solarenergy #passivesolar #passivesolardesign #schaumburg #schaumburgillinois

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February 2019

Join us for a regularly scheduled tour, Fridays starting at 11am & 1pm. Pre-registration is not required. $25 per person.

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February 2019

Today we observe Presidents Day and remember that our former resident and noted nuclear physicist, Alexander Langsdorf Jr., was one of seventy Manhattan Project scientists to petition former #potus Harry S. Truman against the atomic bomb. To learn more about Alexander, please visit our website. . . . . #presidentsday #szilardpetition #alexanderlangsdorf #atomicheritage #presidenttruman #manhattanproject

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February 2019

What do you love ❤️ most about the Schweikher-Langsdorf Home & Studio? Not sure 🤔 because you haven’t visited yet! Join us for a guided tour every Friday @ 11am and 1pm and see why visitors fall in love with Schweikher’s design. . . For more information visit our website (Link in profile ) #schweikherhouse #midcenturymodern #schaumburg #paulschweikher #martyllangsdorf #valentinesday #architecture #chicagoland #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

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February 2019

Our deer friends have come for a visit!

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March 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Can you imagine enjoying a delicious family meal sitting at this #saarinen dining table? 😍 🍽🦃

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November 2018

Happy Veterans Day from the Schweikher-Langsdorf Home & Studio. Did you know that Paul Schweikher served our country? Schweikher joined the Naval Reserve after his architectural firm dissolved in 1942 as a result of the outbreak of WWII. Schweikher served as a Naval Lieutenant Commander and was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Academy, where he was commissioned to design the officers’ quarters. Schweikher served a total of three years in the Reserve. The first year and a half he commuted back and forth between his home and Great Lakes. He was then transferred to the University of Virginia for logistics training and from there he was transferred to the University of Chicago to learn Japanese. Schweikher was finally based in Monterey, California for further transfer to the Pacific Islands, but after completing his service in 1945, he returned to civilian life with his wife and newborn son, Paul Jr.

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November 2018

Thank you to all who visited the Schweikher House as part of the Schaumburg Township District Library Bus Tours. The house and studio were enjoyed by 80 people throughout the day. If you missed it, we hope to see you next year. If you can't wait that long, contact Todd Wenger to schedule a private tour @ events @schweikherhouse org or 847.923.3866. Photo courtesy of Schaumburg Township.

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October 2018

Happy Halloween from the Schweikher House! 💀 Martyl Langsdorf, one of the second owners of the home, was an accomplished abstract artist. Her art and influences are seen throguhout the home, including these natural history specimens artfully arranged on the windowsill of her painting studio. Martyl worked out of the studio of the Schweikher-Langsdorf Home and Studio until her passing in 2013.

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September 2018

Always wishing for more sunsets like these over the zen garden. #architecture #photography #zengarden #schweikherhouse

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September 2018

The summer sun splits into shadow as it spills underneath the carport. #schweikher #schweikerhouse #schaumburg #photography

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August 2018

The north bedroom overhang overlooking a branch of the Salt Creek.

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August 2018

A peek between walls into the north bedroom.

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August 2018

A view of the house. #Schweikher #schaumburg #architecture

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July 2018

We invite you to join us on tour of this beautiful structure, both inside and out. Tours of the house will feature #Schweikher ’s masterful integration of #brick , #glass and #wood , including an iconic brick fireplace, and passive solar room! cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, and gardens designed by the noted #Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp.

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July 2018

Sunset views aren’t too shabby here at the #schweikherhouse

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July 2018

Loving the summer afternoons here at Schweikher. One of our favorite views from the rock garden out through the foyer windows. A beautiful showcase of our three main materials here: wood, brick, and glass.

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June 2018

Another beautiful sunset spills onto the driveway over the model studio. Our architect and first resident, Paul #Schweikher used this for his architectural models during his time here at the house.

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June 2018

The peonies are blooming and they are beautiful! Come see for yourself and book a tour today! SchweikherHouse.org #schweikherhouse #flowers #peonies

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May 2018

Thank you so much to @segurainc and @mascontext for putting this beautiful website out into the world. We are so grateful and lucky! ....... #repost from #segurainc : ・・・ A comprehensive vision and "unified" #branding system for repositioning The Schweikher House by #architect Robert Paul #Schweikher Including #identity , #collateral , #catalogs , #products and #website Created and produced by Segura and MAS Context in #Chicago @SchweikherHouse @mascontext #design #segura #typography www.segura-inc.com/schweikher-house

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May 2018

In the forefront, this 1947 room addition — originally built for Paul Schweikher’s son — overlooks what was once Paul’s architectural model studio. #preservation #history #schweikherhouse #schaumburg

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May 2018

Beautiful sunset here at the house last night. Making up for the gloomy rain today. #architecture #schweikherhouse #sunset #historicpreservation

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May 2018

Happy Birthday to Jane Jacobs! An activist for preservation and urban centers, she helped change the way we think about our cities and their histories. We still have Martyl’s copy of Death and Life of American Cities here at our house. #janejacobs

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May 2018

Our house is comprised of three materials: wood, brick and glass. Come check it out for yourself! The grounds will be open all day until 5pm for @thevillageofschaumburg ’s Plein Air Competition. Want to see the inside? Schedule a tour! More info at schweikherhouseorg/tours

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April 2018

Weathered wood (established 1938 ). Taken 2018.

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