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By Robert Pratt | Broker in Chicago, IL

Which is the Wright home for you?

Even if you cannot place any of his structures, you’re likely aware of the name Frank Lloyd Wright, particularly if you live anywhere in the Chicagoland area, where the architect spent much of his life. Wright took his first job as an architectural draftsman here in Chicago and eventually set up his own office in the city as well. 

Needless to say, there are numerous Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Chicago and its suburbs, but you may be surprised to learn how many are currently on the market. 

For starters, built in 1897, Hyde Park’s Isidore Heller House (5132 South Woodlawn Avenue) is a National Historic Landmark and a fixture in the neighborhood. This particular home shows the start of what became a unique progression into the architect’s Prairie style. This 6,100 square foot home has beautiful oak floors throughout, with seven bedrooms and four baths, and is currently listed at $2.5 M. If the outside isn’t a work of art alone, the inside is complete with stained glass windows, four fireplaces, high ceilings and an elevator servicing all floors.

The Kenwood neighborhood is home to two neighboring Wright homes, both of which are currently for sale.

The Warren McArthur House (4852 South Kenwood), built in 1892, is 5,000 square feet, and any restorations done on the 6-bedroom, 3-bath home can have tax benefits. The George Blossom House (4858 South Kenwood) is right next door and completed the same year as it’s neighbor. These homes are the same size, but the George Blossom house has five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.

These historic homes in Chicago for sale don’t stop there. Other Wright homes on the market include the Thomas Gale House (1027 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park); Emmond House (109 8th Avenue, La Grange); William E. Martin House (636 North East Avenue, Oak Park); George Madison Millard House (1689 Lake Avenue, Highland Park); Avery Coonley House – North Wine (281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside); and George W. Furbeck House (223 North Euclid Avenue, Oak Park)

If you’re interested in checking out Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties, be sure to read about the 39th annual Wright Plus walking tour on May 18th. You’ll get so see the interiors of nine private homes designed by the talented architect plus three of his landmark buildings. Check out GoWright.org for more information!

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