Frank Lloyd Wright’s Isidore Heller House in Hyde Park has returned to the MLS after taking a break from the market for much of this year. The home was designed by Wright in 1896 and is significant for being a notable example of the emerging Prairie School of design. In 2004, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
While the home is both architecturally and historical significant, it has had trouble finding a buyer. The Heller House has been on and off the market since January 2012 when it first listed, but has hardly budged on asking price since it originally hit the market. The home spent 1,000 days on the market before finally taking a break earlier this year.
The home’s latest listing offers a hint at why the owners have decided to try and market the house once again. In the description, the listing agent says that "Hyde Park has recently become an even more interesting and alive neighborhood," and that there is "excitement about the Obama Library." And indeed, there has been a number of high profile new developments completed in Hyde Park over the last couple of years, and there are at least a couple others (including the Obama Presidential Center) on the way.
- 5132 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL [Redfin]
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Heller House Decides to Take a Break from the Market [Curbed Chicago]
- No One Wants Frank Lloyd Wright's Isidore H. Heller House [Curbed Chicago]