Oscar Isberian Rugs hosted an open house on August 17th and 18th at the Glesner Mansion in Chicago.
Over 200 clients and designers attended to celebrate the Historical Landmark.
The John J. Glessner House is a National Historic Landmark designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. The Glessner House is also an internationally-known architectural phenomenon.
There is a rich history behind the house, it was a representation of joyful family life for John Glessner. The inside of the home was created through the partnership of both Glessner and Richardson. Even with 17,000 square feet of space, the domestic style of the home is still overpowering. The house contains eleven fireplaces, seven staircases, thirteen bedrooms and five bathrooms. The interior was inspired by Abingdon Abbey and built on the edges of the lot.
It is said that if Richardson were to live in any of the buildings he designed, it would have been the Glessner House.
Oscar Isberian is privileged to have provided and maintained the Antique Rugs over the years.
The Chicago School of Architecture Foundation bought the house in 1966 and it is currently a non-profit museum. We encourage you to visit and support this historic jewel of Chicago architecture.