Tag: Frank Lloyd Wright

Are you right about that home's being a Wright?

Even veteran Oak Parkers are sometimes puzzled about whether a house they’re walking by was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Peter A. Beachy House is one of those puzzlers, according to the designslinger blog. Walk the two blocks of Forest Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois located just south of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first home... Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio changes ownership

According to a recent news release from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust: The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today that the Preservation Trust has assumed ownership of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio from the National Trust. This transfer of ownership marks a new chapter in... Read more »

The most livable Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oak Park

Right down the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park, sits the Thomas Gale house, one of three homes which were designed by a moonlighting Wright while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan. When Sullivan found out about these side projects and others, Wright was summarily dismissed. And the... Read more »
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Walk Wright in at Oak Park event

The 37th annual Wright Plus, which is billed by its promoter as “an internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of eight private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries” has been scheduled for Saturday, May 21 from 9 to 5. Tickets are $85 for members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation... Read more »

$300K price drop on Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oak Park

  When Mike Scotty wrote about Wright’s George Furbeck home here last July, it was priced at $1,100,000. The 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 223 N Euclid Ave was taken off the market last September and has recently been re-listed at an asking price of $799,900. Coldwell Banker’s Vana Kikos has the listing.

Tour a piece of Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley House

Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin tours part of the Avery Coonley House, in Riverside, in the above video, and writes about it in his Deal Estate column. The listing for the home, which is priced at $2,890,000 touts it as Wright’s “finest example of Prairie Style,” a judgment that few architecture critics would share. Rodkin describes... Read more »
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Too livable to be a Frank Lloyd Wright home

Commenter aztimc at YouTube chided us about the title of a video we recently shot: You’re selling yourself short by saying this is a “wannabe” Frank Lloyd Wright house. You should refer to it as a new & improved Frank Lloyd Wright-style house because it is actually livable. To be a true Frank Lloyd Wright,... Read more »

A not-yet-listed Frank Lloyd Wright "wannabe" in Oak Park

For their tenth renovation project in Oak Park Tony and Kathy Iwersen transformed an 800 square foot garage into a 3,200 square foot “mature Prairie-style” home that Tony refers to a “Frank Lloyd Wright wannabe.” The Iwersens turned “the ugly Betty of Oak Park into a pretty nice house.” Watch the video and we think... Read more »

1897 Frank Lloyd Wright home listed in Oak Park Historic District

  Frank Lloyd Wright architectural buffs will be interested in the recent listing of the George Furbeck House in Oak Park at 223 N Euclid Ave.  The home, listed for $1,100,000 is significant in that it is included in homes built during a three-year period of experimentation in the late 1890s by the renowned architect... Read more »
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A coach house by Frank Lloyd Wright in Riverside

A Frank Lloyd Wright home is almost always worthy of attention, especially one in a place as special as Riverside. The 3-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 335 Coonley Road in Riverside was originally part of the Avery Coonley estate, not far from the Des Plaines River. The home was restored in 2007 and is... Read more »