Built for entertaining and turning heads, this unique midcentury home is seeking a new owner.

The music room, which now serves as the living room, is set beneath a central skylight and anchored by a free-standing hearth.

Acclaimed for his boundless creativity and penchant for eclectic design, iconic American architect Bruce Goff knew that in a world of boxy architecture a round house would never fail to capture the imagination.

One such circular example is the Garvey House, a round home completed in 1955 for music professor and violinist John Garvey and his wife in Urbana, Illinois.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing bring an abundance of natural light into the home and were originally installed to open up the home for outdoor concerts.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing in the front of the house brings an abundance of natural light indoors. The glass doors also open up the home for outdoor concerts.

Stefanie Pratt

Inspired by the couple’s love of music, Goff centered the house on entertaining. The heart of the home is a sunken, circular living room that has been designed to function as a music performance area with a wooden stage and in-built bench seating.

The music room, which now serves as the living room, is set beneath a central skylight and anchored by a free-standing hearth.

The music room, which now serves as the living room, is set beneath a central skylight and anchored by a free-standing hearth.

Stefanie Pratt

The timber ceiling slopes upwards to the round skylight. The built-in bench seating have been reupholstered and the steps were rebuilt with polished aluminum treads.

The timber ceiling slopes upward to the round skylight. The built-in bench seating have been reupholstered and the steps have been rebuilt with polished aluminum treads.

Stefanie Pratt

See the full story on Dwell.com: Bruce Goff’s Quirky Round House Hits the Market For $180K

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