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Uncharacteristic Wright Home Lists for $1.175M in Beverly


Calling all wealthy preservationists! A Frank Lloyd Wright sleeper has hit the market in Chicago's Deep South—Beverly—asking $1.175M. We say "sleeper" because it's outside the orbit of Wright's local agglomerations and individual masterworks and because it's not textbook Wright. The "proto-Prairie" four-bed home is uncharacteristic of Wright in a couple of ways: the main floor's double-hung windows; and the existence of a full attic. The added verticality gives the home dimensions of a classic American Foursquare and there's less individualized wood and window detailing, inside and out. "Modernization" has also come to this Wright, severing the kitchen and bathrooms from the original design. The 4,350-square-footer was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1994, so further butchery will be hard to pull off. One of the property's best assets is the nearly-half-acre lot constituting backyard, side yards, and mature trees. Metra stations and Forest Reserve stand nearby. Well, who's gonna bite?
·Listing: 9326 S Pleasant Ave. [P.R.S. Associates]
·William and Jessie M. Adams House [The Prairie School Traveler]
·Wright Stuff [Curbed Chicago]