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Clone of Frank Lloyd Wright's Thomas Gale House Asks $845K

Photos: VHT Studios
Photos: VHT Studios

While clones of Frank Lloyd Wright homes may not be as common as replicas of the White House, there are a few Wright knockoffs throughout the Chicago suburbs. Wright is best known for his Prairie style homes, but in the early years of his career, he designed a handful of homes in the Queen Anne style. While other Wright clones have modeled themselves off of Wright's famous Prairie style homes, most notably the Robie House, this home is a mostly-faithful reproduction of Wright's Thomas Gale House in Oak Park. While employed by Adler & Sullivan in the 1880s and early 1890s, Wright took several commissions under the table and built homes that were later known as "bootlegs"—with the Thomas Gale House being one of them. So the thing that makes this even more unusual than any other Wright clone is that this house is a replica of a Wright bootleg home. This bootleg of a bootleg can be yours for $845,000.

·1025 North West Street, Wheaton, IL [Estately]
·Clone of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House Wants $825K [Curbed Chicago]
·Get This Giant Imitation Robie House in Naperville [Chicago Mag]
·Wright Stuff archives [Curbed Chicago]