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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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Address

951 Chicago Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889

Studio Addition

1898

Website

flwright.org

Description

What started as a modest family home, distinguished in its non-Victorian simplicity, grew into a legendary studio that honed the Prairie Style and launched the careers of multiple architects. The house features several signature Frank Lloyd Wright touches, such as a compressed entryway leading to a larger living space oriented around a hearth and an exquisitely Sullivanesque barrel-vaulted children’s playroom. A narrow corridor connects the residence to the studio, which was added later. Inside the studio, rotated octagonal forms create unique meeting and work spaces, including an innovative light-filled drafting room with a balcony that is suspended from the ceiling. The house was once subdivided into apartments, but it has since been restored to its 1909 state—the last year Wright was in residence.