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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Address

951 Chicago Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: Closed

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines Washrooms Available

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 the 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 building was once subdivided into apartments, but it has since been restored to its 1909 state—the last year Wright was in residence.

Behind the Scenes

See the most notable parts of this landmark, a cradle of the Prairie Style.

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