The Heller House
Price: $2.2 million
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The Dirt: Designed at a point in Wright’s career when he was clarifying the characteristics of and transitioning into the Prairie Style, the seven-bedroom Heller Home was completed in 1896-1897. Its interiors, outfitted with oak detailing and paneling (including what appears to be an original pantry!), have hints of Arts and Crafts style, but with a Wrightian edge with geometric stained glass windows and yellow Roman brick that gives the multi-story building a bit of a horizontal emphasis.
The Coonley Playhouse
Location: Riverside, Illinois
The Dirt: By the time Frank Lloyd Wright designed this former private, he had already established himself as a major player in the American architectural world. The building was converted into a residence in 1919, and features tons of built-in wood cabinetry, beamed ceilings, stained glass (some of which are original, and others which are museum-quality reproductions), and a double-height living space with tons of natural light.
The Lykes House
Price: $7.95 million
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
The Dirt: Experience desert living at its finest at this show-stopping three-bedroom, three-bath FLW-designed mansion whose layout follows overlapping, concentric circles (think: a Venn diagram) that embodies Wright’s design aesthetics and beliefs from later in his life — so late, in fact, that it was one of the last projects he completed before his death in 1959. With its undulating stone walls and porthole-like window openings, it has a sculptural presence on the stunning landscape of Palm Canyon.
The Kier House
Location: Glencoe, Illinois
The Dirt: Located in the upscale Chicago suburb of Glencoe, this four-bedroom, two-bath home has been updated for today but retains the best of Wright’s original design. The new homeowner will find the ever-present geometrical stained glass windows, renovated bathrooms, wood trim throughout living spaces, an exposed brick fireplace, beamed ceilings, and more. Because the home was originally conceived by Wright as part of a larger residential development, there are give other FLW homes on the block, so you’ll be in good company.
The Charles F. Glore House
Price: $2.195 million
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
The Dirt: As the only Frank Lloyd Wright home designed in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, this four-bedroom, three-bath residence has the hallmarks of a Wright-designed home with some careful upgrades. Thanks to oversized floor-to-ceiling windows in the cathedral-ceilinged living room, it truly feels integrated with its two acres of land. Lots of natural wood, exposed brick, built-in storage, and tons of daylight make for an exceptional opportunity.
Chahroudi Cottage (And Main House)
Price: $9.95 million
Location: Mahopac, New York
The Dirt: Wrapping things up is one of the most unusual FLW properties: a private island an hour north of New York City with a 1950s guest house and a four-bedroom main residence. The 1,200 square-foot guest house with was designed by Wright as an accompanying structure to what was to be a forthcoming main house, which was completed later following Wright’s early planned design (legally, however, the main home can only be described as “inspired by Wright” rather than a certified design of his — more on that here!). Whether you’re in the guest cottage or the main house, you’ll find lots of Wrightian details like rubble stone walls, a flow between inside and out, and exposed wood ceilings.
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