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For Sale: Frank Lloyd Wright's 1st Solo Commission Home

Zillow/Photos courtesy of Pamela Tilton and Jim Tschetter By Catherine Sherman When William Walker received Frank Lloyd Wright's autobiography in the mail, he found a handwritten note from the famous architect on page 26: "To Bill Walker -- Take good care of it." Wright was referring to the William Winslow House, the... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Classic Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Handled With Care

Courtesy of John Shipka, 3Di Focus; Zillow Thirteen miles from the Chicago's Loop, La Grange is a quiet bedroom community of about 15,500 residents. Real estate agent Katie Barreto of ERA Jensen & Feinstein Realtors LLC describes La Grange as a "fabulous town ... really great place to raise a family." "It's just... Continue Reading »

Delaware's Only Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $1.35 Million By Rob Bear Location: Wilmington, Del. Price: $1,350,000 The Skinny: The one and only Delaware house designed by iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Dudley Spencer House, completed in 1958, was listed last... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright's Tonkens House in Cincinnati Hits Market for First Time

Here's your chance to own a piece of architectural history: Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Gerald B. Tonkens House in Cincinnati has just hit the market -- for the very first time ever, Zillow reported. Built in 1955, the home is a rare Wright masterpiece, and it's asking $1.788 million. Other Wright homes... Continue Reading »

Prairie House (Style Spotlight)

By Bud Dietrich, AIA As the 19th century waned and the 20th century was dawning, a group of architects and designers in the Upper Midwest banded together to form the Prairie School. An entirely new approach to domestic design, the Prairie School featured a new language. Rooms made of four walls and small holes for... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Phoenix Saved From Demolition -- For Now

A developer who planned to tear down a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix has abandoned demolition plans in the face of staunch opposition from preservationists, but the fight is far from over. As the Phoenix City Council prepares to vote for giving the David and Gladys Wright House landmark status, Steve Sells,... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright Group Fights to Save His Home in Phoenix From Demolition

Conservationists are rushing to win landmark status for a home in Arizona built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright to block its pending demolition. In June, developer 8081 Meridian paid $1.8 million for the David and Gladys Wright House -- which Frank Lloyd Wright designed for one of his sons. Its plan is to tear... Continue Reading »

QUIZ: Do You Know Your House Styles?

As spring buying season nears, many Americans on the hunt for deals will find themselves struggling to decipher listing descriptions. In addition to Realtor-speak -- you know, terms like "well-apportioned" and "retro chic" -- it's important to know what you're really looking at. In the interest of educating homebuyers... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: A Lloyd Wright Temple in Tinseltown

By Erika Riggs While architect Frank Lloyd Wright dominated the Midwest with his groundbreaking design, his son, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. -- or simply Lloyd Wright -- made his mark on architecture in Southern California. While Lloyd Wright's homes are architecturally significant, many are culturally significant as well... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: An Apprentice's Handiwork

Long before The Donald co-opted the term "apprentice," people like Frank Lloyd Wright were training young architects to follow in his footsteps. This 5,746-square-foot sophisticate in Riverwoods, Ill., is a one-of-a-kind home by Arthur Dennis Stevens, Wright's last and youngest apprentice. How big a deal is it? The roof... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Ennis House Sells for $4.5M

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved homes has been saved from further deterioration by a billionaire architecture buff, according to the property's steward. Our friends at Curbed tipped us off to the sale of the famed Ennis House, a 6,200-square-foot "textile-block" home reminiscent of a Mayan temple. The home was... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright Lovers, Now's Your Chance

If you've ever dreamed of owning a Frank Lloyd Wright house, you have more chances of making your dream come true than you might think. According to Inman News, there are 17 Wright properties currently on the market in cities around the country. Prices are a little steep, but then again, how often do you get a chance to... Continue Reading »

Unusual Frank Lloyd Wright House for Sale

Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright is most readily identified with his organic style of architecture, typified by his famous Fallingwater in southwestern Pennsylvania. But the George Furbeck House, now for sale in Oak Park, Ill., while not immediately recognizable as a Wright, represents a transitional period that points... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright House Available at Bargain $1.38M

A choice Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style home has been sitting on the market for a year, with its price cut in small increments down to the current $1.38 million asking price. Could this be a bargain for a Wright house? The house in question is the William E. Martin house in Oak Park, Ill., the western suburb of... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright House Restored for Sale

A portion of Frank Lloyd Wright's most elaborate and largest prairie-style home, the Avery Coonley Estate, has hit the market for $2.89 million after a decade of extensive restoration. The five-bedroom, five-bath manor, one of several buildings on the original Coonley Estate, sits on a bank of the Des Plaines River in the... Continue Reading »

Halloween Real Estate: Real Haunted Houses

Visiting haunted houses is a Halloween staple. People pay to walk through buildings to experience spookily costumed characters, eerie sounds and ghostly apparitions. Most of these haunted houses are just dressed up for the occasion, but there are some homes in the U.S. that visitors say are haunted year-round, by the sound... Continue Reading »

Classic Modern in Connecticut: Rotating House, $1.75M

Imagine you find a house for sale with a master-bedroom view of the surrounding garden. But what you really wanted was a view of the pond on the other side of the property where the birds and other wildlife flock. If you own the Rotating House in Wilton, Conn., that can be changed in about 50 minutes. This entire house, a... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House in Los Feliz, Now $7.495 million

We told you about this house back in February when it was listed for $10.495 million. Does going from an eight figure to a seven figure price tag entice you now? Architecture legend Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built homes all over the U.S. However, Los Angeles is home to one of his masterpieces, Ennis House.... Continue Reading »

Jen + Brad: Arch Enemies? The Feud Turns to Architecture

Are Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt now "arch" enemies? A "close source" claims Aniston yearned for the March cover of Architectural Digest not because she cared about architecture, restoration or design. No! Her turn on the magazine was a ploy to get the attention of former husband Brad Pitt, reports US... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Need Buyers

In Kankakee, Illinois, activists trying to save one of Frank Lloyd Wright's early Prairie-style homes have less than half of the $170,000 down payment needed by June to buy the $1.9 million gem -- one the priciest properties in the town of around 27,000 people. While Wright supporters rally in Kankakee, the house (left)... Continue Reading »

Guggenheim Director Rents 'Modest' NY Digs

I've always wondered what it's like to work in a museum and be surrounded all day by beautiful art and objects and then go home to something perhaps less inspiring. Depends, I guess, on where you live and where you are on the museum totem pole. While curators earn on average between $40,000 and $60,000 annually, many... Continue Reading »

I Want Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House in L.A.

Looking for a fixer-upper with architectural pedigree? Frank Lloyd Wright's 1924 Ennis House is one of the most unique homes in the world and in need of a buyer with discerning taste and deep pockets. A recent price reduction means the 6,000-square-foot house, one of five Wright homes in Los Angeles, is just $10,495,000.... Continue Reading »

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